Gretna man killed in Lafayette explosion

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by WWLTV.com

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Posted on September 25, 2010 at 6:32 PM

Updated Saturday, Sep 25 at 6:39 PM

LAFAYETTE, La. - A 27-year-old Gretna man is dead after an explosion during an oil field equipment test on friday.

The explosion happened on Southwood Road in Broussard, just outside of Lafayette.

State Police say a piece of oil field equipment exploded during a pressure test at a company called supreme services.  Workers were using nitrogen to conduct the test.

Twenty-seven-year-old Justin Wood was killed when a piece of pipe blew off during the explosion and struck him.

No chemicals were released in the explosion.

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