Houston area contractors injured in welding accident, one fatality

An explosion in Channelview, near Houston, injured two independent contractors at an oil storage facility. One of the individuals later died as a result of his injuries. The deadly accident happened on Saturday morning as the men were welding a large pipe.

According to Click 2 Houston, fumes inside of the pipe suddenly ignited and caused the explosion. Officials say no hazardous materials escaped, and there was no fire.

The second victim in the welding accident was taken to the hospital with undisclosed injuries. At this time, the accident is still under investigation. No other employees were injured in the blast.

Our thoughts are with the families and friends of the two men.

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