Man injured in accident at Houston Co. drilling well

HOUSTON COUNTY, TX (KTRE) - A man has been injured following an accident at a drilling well site at a Houston County prison Thursday morning.

Houston County Fire Marshal and Emergency Management Coordinator David Lamb said the call came 9 a.m. He said there are drilling wells on the property of the Eastham prison, which is in the Lovelady area.

Lamb said a worker opened a valve and got sprayed with the gases in the line and suffered chemical burns.

He was then flown to a Tyler hospital for treatment.

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