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3 hurt in oil rig explosion in White County

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WHITE COUNTY -- A man had to be flown to an out of state hospital after an explosion east of Crossville.

Sheriff Doug Maier tells News 3 the blast happened at Precision Oil Fields. 

The sheriff says a well head broke off and the blast happened while workers tried to shut the well down.

Three workers got hurt. Two were treated on scene. But the third, Steven Smith, of Crossville, had serious burns and had to be flown to a hospital in Louisville, KY.

The Crossville Fire Department responded to the fire, and had it under control in about an hour. 

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