Okla. plant explosion causes school evacuations
EUFAULA, Okla. – An explosion evacuated two schools in Eufaula Tuesday.
Officials with the McIntosh County Sheriff’s Department said it happened at the Ford Sand Blasting Plant a mile west of 69 on Highway 9.
Sheriff’s officials said at least two workers were hurt and flown to a nearby hospital.
Authorities said the explosion may have sparked when a propane tank rolled off a forklift and broke a valve.
Students at the elementary and middle school were evacuated to the high school as a precaution.Submit Your Photo