A Karnes County explosion reportedly injured one man on Oct. 9, 2013. The incident took place early Tuesday morning at a saltwater disposal well in Gillett, Texas, which is 50 miles southeast of San Antonio.
According to a report by KENS5 in San Antonio, Karnes County Sheriff Dwayne Villanueva confirmed that the fire had died down after initial concern about a potential second explosion. Villanueva identified Gulf Coast Acquisitions as the saltwater disposal well's owners.
Authorities shut down the surrounding roadways, including Highway 80 between Gillett and Nixon and Highway 119 to Yorktown, following the Karnes County explosion, which took place at approximately 4:45 a.m.
The person who was injured in the incident has not been identified in the media, but a coworker described him as a male in his 30s from Gonzales County. The injured man was transported to a medical facility via AirLIFE, which is a leading provider of air ambulance health care in San Antonio and South Texas that uses Bell 430 helicopters. His condition is unknown at this time.
The Karnes County explosion isn't the only recent incident involving a powerful explosion. Late last month, a power failure at UC Berkeley led to a huge explosion. For more details, see the video at the top of the page.