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Two Workers Injured at Marshall County Well Pad

PROCTOR — Two workers were injured when a high-pressure line connected to a water truck blew off at a Marshall County well pad Wednesday morning.

Marshall County Emergency Management Director Tom Hart said the two workers were at the Bryan Pad on Isaiah Lane along Rines Ridge near Proctor when the pressurized hose struck them shortly before 11 a.m.

“They were purging lines in the area and a high-pressure line blew off the water tanker truck and struck two workers,” Hart said.

Both suffered head and neck injuries, Hart said. One worker was flown by medical helicopter to Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown, while the other was taken by ambulance to Reynolds Memorial Hospital in Glen Dale, Hart said. Their identities and the severity of their injuries were not immediately released.

Hart said the well pad is owned by Tug Hill Operating, but he did not know if the workers were employees of that company or subcontractors.

Volunteer firefighters from St. Joseph, Grandview and New Martinsville responded to the scene, along with members from Tri-State EMS, Wetzel County EMS, the Marshall County Sheriff’s Department and West Virginia State Police. State and federal officials will lead the investigation into the incident, Hart said.

Officials with Tug Hill Operating at their Appalachia Region office near Canonsburg, Pa., did not return a phone message seeking comment on the incident.

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