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2 men killed in tanker explosion at railcar repair facility


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SHOSHONI, Wyoming (AP) — Two men died in an explosion in a rail car tanker at a repair facility in central Wyoming, town of Shoshoni officials said Thursday.

The explosion was reported at 3:24 p.m. Wednesday at Wasatch Railcar Repair southeast of Shoshoni, Police Chief Chris Konja said in a statement.

Two men were unresponsive inside the tanker. Because of noxious gases, a specialized confined quarters team from the Casper Fire Department responded, Konja said.

The bodies of the men, ages 18 and 28, were recovered from the tanker, KTWO-AM reported. Their names have not been released.

The cause of the explosion is being investigated in coordination with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration and the Federal Railroad Association.