Authorities investigating explosion that killed welder

The Associated Press - July 15, 2019 11:48 am

EL RENO, Okla. (AP) – Authorities in central Oklahoma are investigating an explosion that killed a welder at an oil field services company.

The explosion occurred about 7 a.m. Sunday at the Canyon Oil Field Services shop in El Reno, about 25 miles west of Oklahoma City. Officials say the man was welding some materials on an empty tanker truck in the back of the shop when flammables materials in the air apparently ignited, causing a flash explosion.

 

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