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2nd worker dies from hospital explosion

Sunday, July 1, 2018

GATESVILLE, Texas (AP) — A second worker has died from an explosion at a Central Texas hospital that left more than a dozen injured.

Police reported the death of 36-year-old Filiberto Morales of Round Rock, Texas, who died Thursday after being injured in an explosion Tuesday at Coryell Memorial Hospital in Gatesville. Police say Morales was working at the construction site.

Authorities have reported that more than a dozen construction workers were hurt.

Witnesses said an electric generator inside an uncompleted hospital expansion exploded, spreading shrapnel.

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