Two people dead, three others hurt when hydraulic line fails on oil rig near FM 353 in San Augustine, Texas


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Accident Date: 
Monday, December 5, 2022

2 killed, 3 injured after incident at East Texas oil rig

Law enforcement said the men died from their injuries after a hydraulic line got loose. The three people that were injured were flown to local hospitals, but they have non life-threatening injuries.

OFFICIALS: 2 dead, 3 hurt after hydraulic line ruptures on East Texas oil rig site

According to Sheriff Robert Cartwright with San Augustine Fire Dept., just before 8 p.m., a hydraulic line ruptured after a piece of equipment came loose while crews were trying to start up an old well off FM 353.  

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