UPDATE: 3:52pm One Hospitalized Following Ector County Tank Explosion

Published: Jan. 14, 2016 at 3:01 PM CST
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Ector County deputies were dispatched to 4570 S. Co. Rd. West in reference to an explosion.

On arrival it was learned employees were testing a gas tank

by pressurizing the tank.

The tank exploded, causing one person to be injured.

The injured employee was transported by ambulance to Medical Center Hospital with non life threatening injuries.


One person was taken to the hospital after a 50 gallon tank exploded at a business off south West County Road.

According to the city of Odessa, the explosion also injured several others.

it happened at G & R Metal Fabrication- 4570 West County Road at about 2:30pm.

No other details have been released.

Stay with CBS 7 for more information