Man killed in Louisiana oil well explosion identified

MANSFIELD, La. (KTAL) - UPDATE: The DeSoto Parish Coroner's Office has released the name of the man who died in Tuesday's explosion.

The victim has been identified as Camron Anthony Hernandez, of Diana, Texas.

Hernandez was killed after an explosion on Walker Rd. in Mansfield.

Hernandez was transported to the DeSoto Regional Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

The following statement was released from Aethon Energy about the incident:

“A tragic accident occurred while a contractor's workers dismantled a tank.  Our thoughts and prayers are with the individuals and their families during this difficult time.  The cause is being investigated in cooperation with applicable governmental regulatory agencies.”

ORIGINAL STORY:

The DeSoto Sheriff's office responded to a well explosion this morning in Mansfield, La. they received notification from 911 about a well explosion on Walker Road in Mansfield, LA around 11:46 a.m.

Deputies responded to the scene with DeSoto EMS and DeSoto Fire District 8.  It was found that a crew was working on the site, operated by Aethon Energy, to clean up damage caused during a recent storm.  During their cleanup effort, one of the tanks on the site exploded causing injuries to three of the crew members.

 

One subject was transported via Life Air with moderate injuries, one subject was transported via ambulance to a local medical facility with minor injuries, and one subject was pronounced deceased upon arrival.  We do not believe any hazardous material was released during the incident and no residential or commercial structures were in danger during or following the explosion due to the remote location.


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