Two Injured as a Result of Explosion in Idaho
BOISE – August 15, 2018
A fuel tanker explosion has led two heavy wounds of two men in Idaho, local media reports.
They suffered severe burns in the 10 p.m. blast, which occurred outside a maintenance shop building along Philbin Road between Reservation and Tyhee roads in Pocatello. Both of the burn victims were transported via ambulances to Portneuf Medical Center in Pocatello for treatment. Authorities said they were later transported to the University of Utah Burn Center.
The explosion occurred while the men were welding part of the tanker, which was parked outside of their maintenance shop, the sheriff's office reported. Emergency responders said that it appears the welding somehow ignited gasoline in the tanker, causing the large explosion that severely burned the two men and blew apart the tanker. Pieces of the vehicle could be found as far as 50 yards away.