WEB EXCLUSIVE: Seven in hospital over gas leak

PRESS Staff Report

Keppel AmFELSThe Port Isabel-South Padre PRESS is receiving reports that at least seven men employed with Keppel AmFELS have been rushed to a hospital following a gas leak.

According to county officials, the leak occurred on an oil rig near the Port of Brownsville, where Brownsville firefighters reportedly contained the leak.

Specifically, reports indicate that a gas pipe may have been compromised earlier this afternoon, leaving an undisclosed number of men unconscious and others feeling ill.

The men were said to have been assisted by fellow coworkers and treated by EMS personnel before being transferred to a local hospital.

County officials have reported that the men remain in stable condition and are said to be doing “fine.”

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