Monday, August 17, 2015

1 injured in natural gas transmission line explosion, fire

A natural gas transmission line exploded Monday afternoon near Winfield in Putnam County sending one worker to a Huntington hospital, dispatchers said.

Two crew members were working on the line at the intersection of Rocky Step Road and Harmons Branch Road near Winfield when something sparked the blast and resulting fire.

One worker suffered serious burn injuries and was taken to Cabell Huntington Hospital’s burn unit.

Emergency crews remain on the scene.