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2 hurt in tank explosions in rural Wise County

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Posted: Friday, March 19, 2010 12:00 am

DECATUR, Texas (AP) — An emergency official says an explosion during welding on some tanks at a site in rural Wise County left two workers burned.

Wise County Fire Marshal Marc Dodd says the accident happened Friday during work to install several tanks south of Decatur, about 35 miles northwest of Fort Worth.

Four tanks burned or suffered other damage in the explosion, which blew a fifth tank away from the main installation site.

Dodd says the explosion was linked to welding. He says both workers suffered what initially wa thought to be minor burns. He says one was being transported to a hospital in Dallas and the other was getting treatment at a nearby medical facility.


Information assist from: WFAA-TV, http://www.wfaa.com

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