Man injured in tank explosion in critical condition

By: NewsCenter 16 Email
By: NewsCenter 16 Email

A man who was injured in an explosion at the Yoder Oil Company on Friday afternoon is in critical condition at a hospital burn unit in Fort Wayne.

According to reporting partners at the Elkhart Truth, Leroy Studey was injured in the accident on the northwest side of Elkhart.

Workers were cutting some large tanks down to scraps when a 10 – 15 gallon diesel tank exploded.

It is not clear whether Studey is a Yoder Oil employee or a contractor.

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