Saturday, August 01, 2015
Current Weather
Loading Current Weather....
Published: Sunday, 11/23/2008

Worker hurt in blast at Bryan tire factory

BRYAN One person was hurt Sunday at the Titan Tire Corp. plant where a steam explosion hurled a 5,000-pound piece of equipment through the plant s ceiling onto the roof. There was no fire, authorities said.

Daryl Williamson, 58, of Camden, Mich., was treated at Community Hospitals and Wellness Centers in Bryan, according to the hospital.

He was operating a tire machine when the steam explosion occurred about 2:50 a.m. due to a rapid steam release, Fire Chief Bruce Siders said.

No damage estimate has been made.

The plant makes off-highway wheels, such as those on dump trucks and bulldozers that are used in mining work, Chief Siders said.

Recommended for You

Guidelines: Please keep your comments smart and civil. Don't attack other readers personally, and keep your language decent. If a comment violates these standards or our privacy statement or visitor's agreement, click the "X" in the upper right corner of the comment box to report abuse. To post comments, you must be a Facebook member. To find out more, please visit the FAQ.