Man Burned Following Fire at Oil and Gas Drilling Site in Lawrence County

One individual was severely burned at an oil and gas drilling site in Lawrence County on Wednesday, January 31, 2018. The incident happened around 3:45pm on Long Branch Road in the Martha area. Lawrence County 911 reported that the drilling site was not damaged and the fire was extinguished. The unidentified man was transported to Rich Creek boat dock, where the Blaine Volunteer Fire Department and Louisa Fire Department assisted with a landing zone. The man was flown to Cabell Huntington Hospital for treatment of injuries. The cause of the fire is currently under investigation.

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