Two injured in Duke Energy plant explosion - NewsOn6.com - Tulsa, OK - News, Weather, Video and Sports - KOTV.com |

Two injured in Duke Energy plant explosion

Updated:
GUYMON, Okla. (AP) _ An explosion at a natural gas processing plant injured two men Wednesday morning, authorities said.

Both were mechanics at the Duke Energy plant in Texas County in the Oklahoma Panhandle. Their names were not immediately released.

They were flown to burn units at hospitals in Lubbock and Amarillo, Texas, after the 10 a.m. explosion, said Clark Purdy, spokesman for the Guymon Fire Department. There was no immediate word on their medical conditions.

Investigators had not determined the cause of the explosion, which occurred in an engine compression building of the plant, located north of Guymon and east of Hooker, said Oklahoma Highway Patrol Lt. Marvin Noyes.

Officials from the Oklahoma Corporation Commission and Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality were on the scene.

A school near the plant was evacuated following the explosion and classes were canceled for the day. No students were injured.
  • NewsMore>>

  • 1 Dead In Mannford Fire

    1 Dead In Mannford Fire

    A 72-year-old man is dead after the portable building he was living in caught fire in Mannford. Neighbors say when they saw the fire around 7 a.m. flames were already through the roof. By the time firefighters got the call, it was too late. They say the man was using portable heaters, but it’s not clear if that was the cause. The State Fire Marshal is still investigating. 

    More >>

    A 72-year-old man is dead after the portable building he was living in caught fire in Mannford. Neighbors say when they saw the fire around 7 a.m. flames were already through the roof. By the time firefighters got the call, it was too late. They say the man was using portable heaters, but it’s not clear if that was the cause. The State Fire Marshal is still investigating. 

    More >>
  • Welcome To Goat Yoga

    Welcome To Goat Yoga

    We "kid" you not -- pygmie goats are the hottest thing in yoga, as Luke Burbank found out: It's a typical Sunday at Laughing Frog Yoga Studio in Santa Monica, California, and yoga enthusiasts are lined up, mats in hand, ready to go.  

    More >>

    We "kid" you not -- pygmie goats are the hottest thing in yoga, as Luke Burbank found out: It's a typical Sunday at Laughing Frog Yoga Studio in Santa Monica, California, and yoga enthusiasts are lined up, mats in hand, ready to go.  

    More >>
Powered by Frankly
News On 6
303 N. Boston Ave.
Tulsa, OK 74103
Newson6.com is proud to provide Oklahomans with timely and relevant news and information, sharing the stories, pictures and loves of Oklahomans across our great state.
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2018 KOTV. Oklahoma Traveler™ is a registered trademark of Griffin Communications. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.