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Four injured in gas compressor station blast

MIDDLEBOURNE, W.Va. -- Tyler County officials say four people were injured in an explosion at a natural gas compressor station near Wick.

Emergency Management Director Tom Cooper told The (Wheeling) Intelligencer that three workers were transported by medical helicopter to hospitals. The Sheriff's Department said a fourth person also was injured and taken to a hospital.

The explosion occurred Thursday night at the Twin Hickories compressor station. Such stations are placed along natural gas pipelines to help propel the gas through the lines.

The cause of the blast is unknown and remains under investigation.


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