- Associated Press - Tuesday, February 21, 2017

QUINTON, Okla. (AP) - The wife of a man who was injured in a well explosion near Quinton last week says her husband is recovering from surgery.

Misty McCabe released a statement Friday saying Jason McCabe was moved out of the intensive care unit following surgery at a hospital to repair third-degree burns on his legs, the McAlester News-Capital (https://bit.ly/2lran0g ) reported.

She said her husband is in good spirits and isn’t experiencing much pain except for when assisted to walk. She said the pain is due to skin grafting.

“We are still praising God that he wasn’t hurt worse than third degree burns from the knee cap to ankle,” Misty McCabe said. “(The) injuries do go all the way around his leg. He knows his angels were definitely watching over him double time at that moment.”

McCabe was transported by an air ambulance service following the explosion at Trinity Operating LLC.

The explosion occurred on one well head, which led to fires on three wells, said Pittsburg County Office of Emergency Management Executive Director Kevin Enloe. The initial cause for the explosion hasn’t been determined.

“The primary fire started on the No. 1 well, and the heat and the wind blowing the flames burned the seals out in the valves and caught No. 2 and No. 3 on fire,” Enloe said.

Enloe said the employee was opening a valve when the explosion occurred.


Information from: McAlester News-Capital, https://www.mcalesternews.com

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