Four are injured in pipeline fire near Lindsay

Four contract workers were injured in fire Thursday at a natural gas pipeline in Garvin County, in southern Oklahoma.
by Jay F. Marks Modified: August 21, 2014 at 8:18 pm •  Published: August 21, 2014
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Four workers were injured in a fire Thursday afternoon while a crew was performing maintenance on a natural gas pipeline in Garvin County.

The natural gas line fire was quickly extinguished, a spokeswoman for pipeline operator DCP Midstream said.

The workers were taken to the hospital in Lindsay, DCP spokeswoman Roz Elliott said. All four were treated and released.

Elliott said the maintenance crew was working near Lindsay at the time of the fire, which did not cause an explosion.

DCP reported the incident to the proper regulatory authorities, she said, and will investigate further on its own to determine what happened.

by Jay F. Marks
Energy Reporter
Jay F. Marks has been covering Oklahoma news since graduating from Oklahoma State University in 1996. He worked in Sulphur and Enid before joining The Oklahoman in 2005. Marks has been covering the energy industry since 2009.
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