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Fracking Accident in DeSoto Parish Leaves Five Workers Hospitalized

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Five men have been hospitalized after a natural gas accident in DeSoto Parish. Sheriff’s Chief Deputy Patrick Cobbs tells KEEL News a crew was fracking a gas well in a wooded area on Gravel Point Road, south of Frierson, when the accident happened. One worker was air lifted to LSU Health Shreveport, three others went by ambulance and a fifth went in a private car. Cobbs says there’s no word on the extent of their injuries. The cause of the incident is still being investigated.

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