Two critically injured in Oklahoma gas plant blast
21 November 2014
An explosion at the DCP Straight gas compressor station 13 miles northeast of Guymon, Oklahoma, seriously injured two workers in the facility, according to the Guymon Fire Department. Fire crews called to the scene of the November 20 incident said four DCP workers were at the site when the building that housed drying operations suddenly exploded.
Two of the workers were in the facility at the time of the explosion and fled the building on fire, with another worker outside helping to extinguish both men, who are now in a critical condition in a Burn Unit in Lubbock, Texas.
Firefighters allowed the fire to burn itself out and DCP officials were able to isolate the building and its contents from the rest of the plant site. A nearby elementary school was evacuated as a precautionary measure after the explosion.
The Guymon Fire Department says the cause of the explosion and fire is unknown at this time and is being investigated by DCP Officials.