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East Texas Explosion Leaves Two With Critical Injuries

SACUL, Texas (AP) _ Emergency personnel say two workers have been critically hurt in an apparent electrical explosion and brief fire at a biomass power plant in East Texas.

A dispatcher with the Nacogdoches County Sheriff’s Department says the accident was reported around 8 a.m. Tuesday at a facility in Sacul (SAH’-kul), about 165 miles northeast of Houston.

A spokesman for Fagen Inc. of Granite Falls, Minn., which operates the unit, declined comment.

A spokeswoman at Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital says both men remained in critical condition Tuesday afternoon and would be transferred to the burn unit of Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas.

Sheriff’s dispatcher Jerry Heilmann says the accident apparently involved some type of electrical explosion, but the cause remains under investigation.

Names of the injured workers were not immediately released.

     
     (Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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