One man was killed and four other people were hospitalized when a rail tanker exploded at the Alamo Junction Rail Park on Friday.
Details of the Bexar County Tanker Explosion
According to KSAT, the explosion occurred Friday afternoon in the 12500 block of Old Corpus Christi Road near Braunig Lake and Interstate 37 in south Bexar County.
Officials say the workers were cleaning residue from the inside of the tanker when the explosion occurred. One of the victims was found dead at the scene. The five others were transported to the hospital with at least one worker sustaining critical injuries.
It is unclear how the explosion occurred, but the incident is under investigation.
On the Job Injury Statistics
The following information was provided by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA):
- In 2017, 5,147 workers were killed on the job in 2017. This averages to 99 deaths a week or more than 14 deaths per day.
- Another 2.8 million nonfatal workplace injuries and illnesses occurred that same year.
- Among the leading causes of workplace death and injury include:
- Struck by Object
- Collectively, these “Fatal Four” result in more than 500 deaths per year.
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