W.Va. DEP investigates explosion at drilling site
By: The Associated Press
MIDDLEBOURNE, W.Va. --
State regulators are investigating a tank explosion at a drilling site in Tyler County that injured a worker.
Department of Environmental Protection spokesman Tom Aluise told media outlets that investigators suspect vapors inside the tank ignited somehow, according to a report published by The Associated Press.
The explosion occurred last week at Jay-Bee Oil & Gas' Lisby well, about six miles southeast of Middlebourne.
Aluise said the explosion injured one Baker Hughes employee who was on-site during hydraulic fracturing operations.
He said Jay-Bee suspended the operations last Friday. A cleanup of soil contaminated by the explosion is continuing.