Update: Former Kilgore firefighter killed in Nacogdoches Co. well site accident

Thursday, July 5, 2012 - 4:55pm

One man was killed and two others seriously injured in a gas well site accident southwest of Chireno Thursday morning.

According to the Nacogdoches County Sheriff's Department, the accident happened when a high-pressure water line cap ruptured just before 8:00 am at a site off CR 445 in Nacogdoches County.

One man was pronounced dead at the scene, and two others were taken to the Nacogdoches Medical Center with serious injuries. All three men were employees of Platinum Pressure Pumping, and were part of a high-pressure pumping unit that uses salt water for fracking.

The victim has been identified as Jeremiah Keith Neely, 34. Neely is a former Kilgore firefighter.

One of the two survivors is in the hospital with serious injuries, while the other man left the hospital on his own earlier Thursday.



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