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One killed, two hospitalized in pipeline explosion

The OSHA San Antonio area office is investigating.

PEARSALL, Texas — One person was killed and two more were injured after a pipeline explosion in Pearsall, southwest of San Antonio.

Credit: Manuel Azocar III, Frio-Nueces Current
An energy industry pipeline ruptured causing an explosion and killing one person and hospitalizing two others.

The OSHA San Antonio area office is investigating the explosion in Pearsall that killed one employee and sent two more to the hospital. 

County Commissioner Raul Carrizales III says that he got an alert saying it happened Tuesday around 1 p.m. on East HWY 85 near FM 1582.

Posted by Frio County Commissioner Pct. 3 Raul Carrizales, III on Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Officials will release their findings once they complete their investigation. 

They released a statement saying, "Our thoughts are with the workers’ family and friends during this difficult time."

More will be available once the investigation is complete within about six months, according to OSHA.

This is a developing story.



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