According to authorities early on Saturday, November 5th, crews responded to a fire near 26510 E. Hardy Road in Old Town Spring.
Railroad crew workers were onsite during the fuel explosion. The workers were working on a hotline on the rail when a fuel gas ignited, causing the explosion.
Once medical help arrived, one worker was transported to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead. Another worker onsite, was not injured.
This fire is still under investigation, according to the Harris County Fire Marshal’s Office.
HCFMO investigators are on scene investigating a fire at 26510 E. Hardy Rd. Initial information confirms that a crew was doing hotwork on the rail line when a fuel gas ignited causing an explosion. One male was pronounced dead at the hospital. The investigation is ongoing. https://t.co/AB2THyI5dy
— @hcfmo (@hcfmo) November 5, 2022
In a statement, Union Pacific officials shared their condolences to the worker’s family.
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