Late yesterday morning, a Mansfield well operated by Aethon Energy exploded suddenly, causing serious injuries to all three workers on-site. One of them, a man who has only now been identified as an East Texas resident, was pronounced dead at DeSoto Regional Hospital. He was a resident of Diana, TX. The other two injured workers were transported to different medical facilities.
The three workers were cleaning up a well that was damaged after a recent storm. During their efforts, one of the tanks exploded. Officials have confirmed that no hazardous material was released in the explosion and no other structures were damaged.
The cause of the explosion has not yet been made clear.