Two workers, aged 23 & 26, hospitalized with head injuries after being struck by high pressure water line that blew off truck at West Virgina, Marshall County well pad

Two injured after industrial incident in Marshall County by Jaime Baker, January 22nd 2020,

MARSHALL COUNTY, W.Va. — Two men are hospitalized after an industrial accident at a Marshall County well pad on Wednesday.

The 911 call came in right before 11 a.m. from the scene just off Rines Ridge in Proctor.

The men were taken to area hospitals after they were struck by a high pressure water line that blew off a water truck.

Both sustained head injuries. One of the victims was taken by medical helicopter to Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown, while the other was taken by ambulance to WVU Reynolds Memorial Hospital.

The injured men – ages 23 and 26 — were using the water truck to purge gas lines when the water line blew off and struck them.

The extent of their injuries is not yet known.

Tug Hill, the operating company, has not released a statement.

Responding units included the Marshall County Sheriff’s Office, West Virginia State Police, St. Joseph VFD, New Martinsville VFD, Grandview VFD and Tri-State and Wetzel County EMS.

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