Officials release name of person killed in industrial explosion

One person dead after early morning explosion at Haas & Anderson Construction on Hopkins Rd.

CORPUS CHRISTI (KIII-NEWS) - 3 News has confirmed the name of a man who was killed in an industrial explosion.

According to the Nueces County Medical Examiner's office, 53 year old Jose De La Torre died at the scene due to multiple internal injuries due to a diesel tank explosion.

Another man was injured also after the explosion ignited Wednesday morning around 3:45 at the Haas-Anderson Construction company on Hopkins road near Agnes street. The company specializes in making asphalt.

Investigators say the blast was ignited in a fuel storage tank in the process of making asphalt. Several employees were on the site when that explosion happened.

The cause of the explosion is under investigation. Investigators say it took crews just under an hour to control the flames.

 

 

 


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