Gatesville explosion site

An excavator tears into the site of an explosion June 26, 2018, at Coryell Memorial Hospita in Gatesville.

The site where an explosion more than two months ago tore through Coryell Memorial Hospital in Gatesville has been reduced to rubble, according to hospital spokeswoman Carly Latham on Tuesday.

Three constructions workers died from injuries sustained from the gas-related explosion inside the former structure set to be a new utility plant building. More than a dozen were seriously injured.

Outside of calling the incident a “gas-related” explosion, no agencies involved in the official investigation of the incident have revealed any reasons for the blast.

Cleanup crews worked the past several weeks shutting off utilities and preparing the building for demolition.

Latham said construction will eventually continue, but could be moved to another plot of land. No date for further construction has been set.

mpayne@kdhnews.com | 254-501-7553

Herald staff writer

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.