Garfield Co. Sheriff's Office Investigating Fatal Explosion Near Waukomis


Wednesday, January 18th 2017, 10:59 pm
By: News 9


The Garfield County Sheriff’s Office says one person has died in an explosion west of Waukomis, Oklahoma.

Garfield County Sheriff Jerry Niles told a local news source that an employee was inspecting a well at an oil tank battery site when an explosion occurred around 6:45 p.m, in the area of Flynn Road between Garland and Wheatridge. The unidentifiable victim was found inside a charred SUV and everything had been burned.

At this time, the sheriff's office along with the Corporation Commission is investigating the explosion, whether or not this was an industrial accident.

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