Last week a fire at a construction site resulted in five people being injured on the job. The explosion that caused the fire occurred at a wastewater treatment plant located on Picnic Point Road. The construction crew was working on doubling the capacity of the sewage-treatment plant.
Around 11:00 a.m., a 1,000-gallon propane tank exploded as it was being moved by a crane onto a truck bed. At the time of the explosion, the tank was not full. It had about 300 gallons in it. The explosion was reportedly caused by the valve being sheared of the tank. The driver of the truck reportedly realized this had happened and prior to the explosion and did what he could to warn everyone. After the blast a fire ensued.