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What We Know About The Southcross Energy Plant Explosion In Woodsboro

The Wyatt Law Firm, Ltd. recaps the facts about yesterday's explosion at the Southcross Energy plant just outside Woodsboro, Texas.

WHAT HAPPENED

  • A pipeline at Southcross Energy's Woodsboro plant exploded.
  • The three workers involved in the explosion were digging a hole at the time. Two of them were in the hole making repairs to the gas pipeline, and one was outside of it.
  • While performing repairs, a piece of the pipeline loosened, causing 800 pounds of pressure from the pipeline to propel the workers out of the hole.

WHO WAS INVOLVED

  • Two people were killed and one person was injured. The two deceased are a 54-year-old Woodsboro man and a 30-year-old San Diego man. Both were working on the pipeline when it exploded. A third man who sustained injuries was transported to Christus Spohn Memorial Hospital.
  • The 30-year-old died at the scene, while the 54-year-old was transported to a nearby hospital by ambulance and died soon after. According to initial reports, the injured workers were transported by ambulance, rather than by helicopter, due to bad weather.
  • Only one of the workers involved was an employee of Southcross. He was killed in the blast. The other worker who was killed was a contractor, and the worker who sustained injuries is also a contractor.

WHEN DID IT HAPPEN

  • The explosion occurred yesterday (Tuesday, April 12, 2016) around noon.

WHERE IS THE PLANT

  • Southcross Energy Woodsboro Plant in Bonnie View, just outside of Woodsboro in Refugio County. The town is about 150 miles southeast of San Antonio.

WHY DID THE EXPLOSION OCCUR

  • Many reports are citing equipment failure as the cause of the blast - a piece of the pipeline came loose while the workers were making repairs.
  • The explosion is still under investigation.

OTHER DETAILS

  • An incident at this plant also happened last year. This 2015 incident involved a fire that injured two workers.
  • There was another explosion at a Southcross Energy plant in Frio County on February 16, 2016. Two people were injured.
  • In July 2015, the Occupational Safety and Health Organization (OSHA) issued Southcross Energy seven citations after a major fire at its Gregory plant. You can view those citations here.

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