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Truck Explodes at WOI Petroleum Plant in East Texas, Seriously Injuring 1 Worker


One worker was hospitalized Wednesday afternoon, following a violent truck explosion at an East Texas petroleum plant.

“Thunderous” Explosion Heard from WOI Petroleum in Daingerfield

Witnesses reported hearing a “thunderous” explosion from WOI Petroleum Inc., located at 654 Highway 259 North in Daingerfield, around 1:00 p.m. on July 24th.

Flames had fully engulfed the truck by the time emergency responders arrived. Before they could bring the fire under control, the flames would also destroy a forklift and a second vehicle.

Injured Worker Airlifted to Local Hospital

Personnel on scene had already removed the unidentified worker from the plant via a private vehicle. Once they met up with an ambulance, a medical helicopter airlifted the injured man to a local hospital.

Morris County Sheriff Jack Martin indicated the victim was an employee of WOI Petroleum. While his injuries were characterized as serious, authorities have not released any additional information on his condition.

Investigation Underway in WOI Petroleum Plant Explosion

Witness reports indicate the truck was refueling when it erupted in flames, but it’s not clear what sparked the explosion.

“There was a fire on the truck and then it was an explosion,” Martin said. “Right now, the cause of the blaze is unknown.”

The Texas Fire Marshal’s Office is investigating the WOI Petroleum explosion.

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