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Employees injured in explosion at Sanford oil company

Posted July 3, 2012 3:12 p.m. EDT
Updated July 3, 2012 3:20 p.m. EDT

— 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.