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Employees injured in explosion at Sanford oil company

Posted July 3, 2012

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— Two employees were injured Tuesday morning when an oil drum exploded at Noble Oil Services in Sanford, the Lee County Sheriff's Office said.

A line the employees were draining got stopped up with oil and ignited.

The workers, who were sprayed with burning oil, were taken to a local hospital, where they were being treated for injuries that were not life-threatening, authorities said.

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  • nanasix Jul 3, 2012

    Hope they weren't smoking when this happened

  • ellendtyner Jul 3, 2012

    Praying for the families!!