Four Hurt in Oil Tanker Blast

Wednesday, October 8, 2014 @ 05:10 PM gHale


Four people suffered injuries Monday morning in an oil tanker explosion near Stillwater, OK.

The explosion happened at Horizon Energy near Highway 177 and East 80th Street.

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Authorities said two people went to hospitals in Oklahoma City and Tulsa by medical helicopter while two others went to Stillwater Medical Center with injuries.

According to the Stillwater Fire Department, they have not determined the cause of the blast, but employees told firefighters employees of Best Well Services were working on the oil tanker just before the explosion.

“At least two of the workers was working on the tanker truck,” said Robert Black, chief of training for the Stillwater Fire Dept. “There were two workers within proximity of the truck that were also injured.”

The explosion caused significant damage to the building.

The injured employees suffered burns in the explosion but one had already been treated and released from a hospital by 11 a.m.

She said the company will investigate the explosion.



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