Texas Gas Line Explosion Injures 4 Workers

August 29, 2012

Officials say four utility workers have been hurt in a natural gas pipeline explosion and fire at a rural North Texas construction site.

Stacie Durham with the McKinney Fire Department says an Atmos Energy crew apparently hit the gas line Tuesday morning. Durham says all six utility workers were accounted for after the accident.

Four were later transported to Medical Center of McKinney. Spokeswoman Sally Huggins says the victims were being evaluated in the emergency room. She had no further details on conditions.

Jennifer Ryan with Dallas-based Atmos had no immediate details on why the crew was working on the line in a rural area near U.S. 75. The line was shut down following the explosion to allow residual gas to burn off.

McKinney is 30 miles north of Dallas.

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