Industrial explosion kills one & seriously injures two people in Merced County

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Authorities have confirmed with Action News an industrial explosion has killed one person and seriously injured two others. The accident happened near Highway 59, between Oakdale and Youd roads in Merced County.

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We're told that a fuel tank exploded on a ranch about 12 miles north of Merced. The two ranch workers were flown to a hospital in Modesto, according to the Merced County Sheriff's Department. The identities of the victims involved have not yet been released.

We'll have more information when it becomes available.

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