Tuesday afternoon was shaken by an explosion at a Capital Cement plan,
which is located on the 11,500 block of Nacogdoches road. The Northeast
Side cement plant reported that three people suffered injuries in the
explosion, with no current updates on their medical conditions.
The San Antonio Fire Department commented on the event, saying that the
blast occurred around 2:00 p.m. in one of the coal mills at Capital Aggregates.
Though fire crews were called to the scene of the explosion for support,
by the time they arrived the flames had subsided. The cement company’s
carbon dioxide suppressant system had effectively controlled and put out
the flames from the explosion while the fire crew was in transit.
Workers Treated for Face & Chest Burns
Reports claimed that three employees on the scene of the explosion suffered
burns to their faces and chest area. Though no official medical reports
have been released yet, there is also the possibility that the workers
suffered inhalation burns. Currently, all three plant employees have been
taken to a local area hospital and are being treated for serious conditions.
Capitol Aggregates has been supplying cement in Texas since 1957 and is
well known for their production of cement, coarse and fine aggregates,
asphalt products, and base and fills.