WBIW.com News - local

Brought to you by WBIW News and Network Indiana

UPDATED: Explosion At Eagle Railcar Services Sends Two To Hospital

Last updated on Wednesday, May 16, 2018

(WASHINGTON) - Two people were injured after a gas explosion at Eagle Railcar Services on Washington’s west side.

Rescue crews were notified to the incident at 1723 West Walnut Street at 9:28 a.m.

Fire Chief Dave Rhoads says employees were using a cutting torch to cut some nuts off of bolts on a car what had a substance inside that caused the explosion.

Two people received minor injuries and were taken by Southwest Medical Services to Daviess Community Hospital.

The explosion also left a hole in the roof of the building.

There will be an internal investigation through Eagle Railcar Services.

"They are still looking into why it really happened because it really shouldn't happen this way," says Chief Rhoads.

The Daviess County Sheriff's Department, Washington Police Department and Washington Fire Department assisted at the scene.

1340 AM WBIW welcomes comments and suggestions by calling 812.277.1340 during normal business hours or by email at comments@wbiw.com

© Ad-Venture Media, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Click here to go back to previous page