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Fire News: Two Injured in West Virginia Gas Plant Explosions

05/13/2013
Two workers were injured when highly flammable gas used in welding exploded at a West Virginia industrial site, reports the Associated Press. The injured workers were taken to Cabell Huntington Hospital for treatment. A hospital official did not know their conditions. Fire crews were sent at about 3:20 p.m. to Airgas, a distributor of specialty gases in Poca, outside of Charleston. Putnam County emergency management director Frank Chapman said the explosion involved about 50 tanks of acetylene that were at Airgas waiting to be refilled. What caused the tanks to explode wasn't known. Chad Jones, a firefighter with the Bancroft Volunteer Fire Department, said four cylinders continued to...

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