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February 18, 2013

Two AHS graduates suffer injuries

Chandler men hurt in oil field explosion

Athens — A fundraiser in Tyler Saturday will aid two Chandler men who were seriously injured in an oilfield explosion Jan. 14 in Atascosa County, south of San Antonio.

Event organizer Jarrett Stephenson said 30-year-old Lenard Crabb and 29-year-old Chris Barrios were in a trailer working on a perforating gun when the blast occurred. 

According to news reports, a perforating gun is a tool that uses electrical charges to puncture pipe as part of the fracking process that breaks up shale underground.

Stephenson said Crabb and Barrios are longtime residents of this area, and Athens High School graduates.  They were working for J-W Wireline Company at the time of the explosion.

Stephenson said Crabb and Barrios suffered life-changing injuries, and will require months, maybe years of rehabilitation. Their families were hit hard by the sudden lack of income, and the expenses that followed the accident.

The benefit includes a 2 p.m. lunch at Lago del Pino in Tyler, complete with a live band, silent auction and raffle drawing. A long list of businesses have contributed items to be given away or sold at auction. Tickets for the raffle are $10 each, and three for $25. You can buy them at Citizens National Bank in Athens and Chandler, Tru Tan of Tyler, Elder Dodge in Athens, Moore Store in Ben Wheeler, Copeland Insurance Agency, PDQ Signs and Bruno’s Pizza in Tyler.

Stephenson said there are many great items that will be on display at the fundraiser, among them a shot gun, 5,000-watt generator, 42-inch flat screen TV and two $500-gift cards to Academy sporting goods.

Numerous other gift cards will be available with values ranging from $300 to $10.

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