UPDATE: Explosion at Enviro-Tank accidental, inspectors say
UPDATE: A fire and explosion this morning at Enviro-Tank on Ohio 7 north of Belpre was accidental, investigators said.
Tim Brunicardi, director of marketing and public affairs at Camden Clark Medical Center, said two patients were taken to the hospital from a fire and explosion this morning at Enviro-Tank on Ohio 7 north of Belpre.
The names of the patients are not being released. Brunicardi said one was transferred to the burn center at Cabell Huntington Hospital in Huntington , W.Va. The second patient remains in the Camden Clark emergency department, “but I’m told he is in good condition.”
Early reports indicated two more patients would be coming from the plant, but Brunicardi said he believes those patients may have been treated at the scene or taken to another hospital.
“At this point we are not expecting any more patients coming in,” he said.
Crews remain at the scene, but Ohio 7 has been open to traffic, according to the Ohio Department of Transportation.
Marietta Memorial Hospital reported no patients from the tank explosion were brought to Marietta.
“We’ve not received any patients, and at this point we’re not expecting to,” Jennifer Offenberger, director of marketing and public relations for the Marietta Memorial Health System, said shortly after 10:30 this morning.
Washington County Sheriff Larry Mincks posted a statement to his Facebook page shortly after 10 a.m.
“At 8:50 AM this morning a fire and explosion occurred at Enviro-Tank at 12381 State Route 7 in Dunham Township. Numerous fire and EMS personnel are on scene. Victims have been removed and are being treated. The fire is currently under control. Both lanes on State Route 7 northbound are open and one lane on southbound State Route 7 is open. A representative of Enviro Tank said there are no hazardous materials at the scene.”
At least four people were injured in an explosion at Enviro-Tank Clean on Ohio 7 north of Belpre, officials said.
Patients were taken to Camden Clark Medical Center and Marietta Memorial Hospital.
Numerous fire departments remained on the scene of the fire and explosion that occurred shortly before 9 a.m.
Tim Brunicardi, director of marketing and public affairs at Camden Clark, said two patients have been taken to CCMC and two more were expected.
“One is being evaluated and one was transferred (to a burn center),” Brunicardi said. “We’ve been told two more are being transported here and some may have been taken to Marietta.”
Additional information on the patients and their conditions was not immediately available.