Seven workers injured when natural gas line explodes in NW Harris Co.

Posted on Saturday, March 6th, 2021 at 9:43 pm    

KLEIN, TX (HARRIS COUNTY) – A natural gas line exploded, causing a fire that injured seven people and led to evacuations in the area in northwest Harris County yesterday.

According to KHOU, the accident occurred in the 18700 block of Gleannloch Lakes at about 5:30 p.m., as a CenterPoint Energy crew was working near a natural gas line. The team reportedly struck the line while excavating, causing it to explode.

A total of seven CenterPoint employees were injured in the explosion. One of them was airlifted to the hospital, and an additional four victims were taken via ground ambulance. Two people sustained minor injuries and refused transport to the hospital.

People living within 500 feet of the explosion were evacuated, though as of this afternoon, no homes were reported as damaged.

A powerline fell after being burned in the accident.

Three CenterPoint Energy trucks were damaged in the blaze.

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