A second man has died from critical injuries he sustained in a May 10 explosion at CRU Railcar Services in Elmendorf, TX. Rogelio Noriega, 42, was impaled by a cable and sustained third-degree burns over 60 percent of his body when a tank car he and co-worker Gary Garza, 39, were cleaning exploded. Garza, who was trapped in the tanker, was pronounced dead at the scene. Noriega was airlifted to Brooks Army Medical Center where he died on May 13. He leaves behind his wife and 10-year-old son.
Friends are holding a fundraiser for the family this weekend and a GoFundMe page has been established. According to the GoFundMe page, Roger’s friend, Simon, risked his own life by crawling into the tank to save him.
Investigators are still trying to determine the cause of the explosion which occurred around 12:55 p.m. at the Alamo Junction Rail Park, 16456 Old Corpus Christi Road. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) sent a team to the scene.
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