Marcellus Shale, PA Gas Well Explosion Injures Three

On February 23, 2011, three workers were injured when a Marcellus Shale gas well exploded and caught fire at Chesapeake Appalachia LLC Powers in Avella, Washington County, PA. The injured workers were transferring water into five tanks at the time of the explosion, causing the tanks to catch fire. The injured workers were transported to West Penn Hospital and Mercy Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA.

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Source:, February 24, 2011; Metro News, February 24, 2011