Explosion kills 1 at Firestone Trucking

Posted on Thursday, September 9th, 2021 at 2:02 pm    

MINCO, OK – A man died in an explosion caused by a welding accident at Firestone Trucking Wednesday, News on 6 reports.

According to Grady County Emergency Management, a welder was working on a tanker truck when the explosion occurred. The welder died instantly.

The explosion shook the nearby community to such an extent that many people mistaking the explosion for an earthquake.

Emergency crews reported to Firestone Trucking, Inc at 23  around 11:30.

Authorities have not released the identity of the victim at this time.

This information is presented as a way to help keep our community safer and is not meant to be taken as legal advice. However, the Oklahoma wrongful death attorneys at the Abel Law Firm have helped clients secure financial compensation for their medical bills, lost wages, and other expenses. If you or someone you love has been injured in an accident involving another vehicle, contact us today for a free consultation.

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