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Butane Explosion Burns 3 Workers at Martin County, Texas Cotton Gin

Texas Plant Explosion Lawyer | Martin County, Texas Cotton Gin Explosion Burns 3 Workers

Three workers were rushed to the hospital yesterday morning, following an explosion at a cotton gin in Martin County, Texas.

Flower Grove Co-Op Cotton Gin Workers Burned, 2 Severely

The October 15th explosion occurred around 7:20 a.m., in an office at the Flower Grove Co-op Cotton Gin, located 7 miles west of Ackerly, Texas, on FM 2002.

All three victims were in the office at the time and suffered burns. Two of the injured workers were airlifted to University Medical Center in Lubbock, and the third was sent to a hospital in Lamesa.

According to a posting on Flower Grove’s Facebook page, the two men being treated at University Medical Center suffered 2nd and 3rd degree burns to the upper portion of their bodies. They will be in the hospital “for a while,” but the man taken to Lamesa has since been released.

None of the victims have been identified.

Butane Leak May Have Triggered Texas Cotton Gin Explosion

The fire marshal’s preliminary investigation suggested an undetected butane leak was behind the blast. The fumes may have ignited when one of the workers flipped on a light switch

Inspectors from the U.S. Occupational Safety & Health Administration have been deployed to the scene.

The Flower Grove Co-op Cotton Gin is a farmer-owned co-operative. According to management, yesterday’s explosion destroyed the building’s interior and caused extensive damage to the exterior. The facility will likely be out of commission for a year.

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