Two men sent to the hospital after weekend explosion

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

Two Martin County men recovering from severe burns in Lubbock after an explosion over the weekend.

It happened Saturday morning at an oil field about 15-miles north of Stanton on Highway 137.

The Sheriffs department says the men were working on an excel pulling unit when they encountered a gas pocket.

Investigators believe a spark ignited the gas causing the explosion.

We're told both workers received 2nd and 3rd degree burns.