Pipeline accident kills two, injures another in Texas

Published: Apr. 13, 2016 at 10:38 AM CDT
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Officials say two workers have been killed and another was hurt during a high-pressure release as the men did repairs on a South Texas gas pipeline.

Refugio County authorities say the accident happened Tuesday afternoon at a Southcross Energy Partners plant near Woodsboro.

Justice of the Peace Lorraine Lopez says two of the men were in a hole repairing a gas pipeline when a piece of the line came loose, releasing about 800 pounds of pressure.

The victims were blown from the hole.

Officials say one man died at the scene.

Another died at a hospital.

The third man was being treated at a hospital.

Messages left with Dallas-based Southcross were not immediately returned Wednesday.