Two hurt in tank explosions

March 19, 2010 11:01:02 AM PDT
An explosion during welding on some tanks at an oil and gas site in rural Wise County has 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 reported around midday Friday, in which brightly colored flames rose from the top of one of the tanks. The fire was out within an hour of when it was reported to emergency personnel.

Dodd says the explosion was linked to welding. He says both workers suffered what initially was thought to be minor burns.

Dodd says one of the workers had trouble breathing and was transported to a hospital in Dallas. The other burned worker was getting treatment at a hospital in Decatur.