1 Dead, 2 Injured in Aethon Well Explosion in Mansfield, LA
Two members of a contract work crew were injured and another man died when an Aethon Energy well tank exploded in Mansfield, LA on April 18. The crew was working to clean up damage from a recent storm.
— KSLA News 12 (@KSLA) April 19, 2017
Emergency responders from the DeSoto Parish Sheriff’s Office, DeSoto EMS and DeSoto Fire District 8 were notified of the explosion, on Walker Road about a mile outside of Mansfield, around 11:45 a.m. One crew member was airlifted to the University Health. Another was taken by ambulance to DeSoto Regional Health System. Their names were not released.
Camron Anthony Hernandez was pronounced dead after he was transported to DeSoto Regional. Hernandez was from Diana, TX. He was 25.
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20 April, 2017