Gatesville hospital reopens after explosion

Texas Fire Marshals finish on-site forensic examination of the Coryell Memorial Hospital

The Coryell Memorial Hospital was allowed to reopen after Texas Fire Marshals finish their on-site forensic examination of the Gatesville facility, according to an article on the Waco Tribune website.

The cause of the explosion that killed two and injured 14 others last week remains unclear, however.

“The initial investigation indicates that it was a construction-related accident resulting in a natural gas explosion,” Gatesville Police Chief Nathan Gohlke wrote in a press release.

Hospital CEO David Byrom said facilities are coming back online and called the process of restarting the hospital a “herculean effort.” A 110-member cleaning crew has sanitized and cleaned the campus to get the process started, Byrom said.

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July 12, 2018

Topic Area: Safety

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