Employee injured in Ector County explosion

Employee injured in Ector County explosion

ECTOR COUNTY, TX (KWES) - An employee is recovering at the hospital following an explosion in Ector County on Thursday.

The explosion happened just after 2:15 p.m. at 4750 South County Road West.

When deputies arrived on the scene, they learned employees were testing a gas tank by pressurizing the tank.

That's when, deputies say, the tank exploded causing one person to be injured.

The employee was taken to Medical Center Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

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