|A Calhoun man was critically injured Monday morning when a gas meter
reportedly exploded in his face. Gene Little, about 35, of Grantsville was
life-flighted to the Morgantown trauma center from Smithville, Ritchie
County, suffering from severe injuries to his face and head.|
Little, an employee of Creston Oil and Gas, was in surgery most of Monday.
A family spokesperson said his condition was "improved" last night and he
was responding to voice commands. Earlier fears that he had lost his vision
seemed to have lessened, but his condition will be re-evaluated Tuesday
"Most of his facial bones were shattered," said the spokesperson, causing
brain injury that required extensive surgery.
Little's wife, Kelley, is in Morgantown. They have a two-year-old son
Family members are requesting prayer for the injured man.
A fire completely destroyed the home of Little's mother last Saturday.
Geraldine Little and two other sons lost virtually all their belongings in the
blaze, which also destroyed the home of Linda Sampson, the dwellings are
located on Sinking Springs Road near Route 16 at Mount Zion.
"This has not been a good week for the Little family," said the spokesperson.