OIL WELL EXPLOSION IN ALBANY INJURES ONE PERSON PDF Print
Friday, 26 April 2013 04:08

Post 15 Arson Detective Alex Wesley is investigating the explosion

of an oil tank that occurred in the limits of Albany Thursday at 12:15 PM .

60-year-old Kenneth E. Brown of Albany was performing maintenance on a 42 gallon 210

barrel oil tank when the grinder and welder sparked, causing the fumes to ignite and

leading to the explosion.  Brown suffered severe burns and was flown to Vanderbilt

Medical Center in Nashville where he is being treated for non life threatening

injuries.  Lake Cumberland Head Start and Lee's Recipe Restaurant were evacuated as

a precautionary measure but no other injuries were reported.  The State Fire

Marshall and Albany Fire Department assisted and the EPA was notified.

 

 

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