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3 injured in explosion at Mesa Gateway Airport

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PHOENIX — Three people were injured Wednesday when a natural-gas explosion rocked part of Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport.

One workers suffered blunt-force trauma while two others suffered minor injuries. The private contractors were using a hose to transfer compressed gas for a test.

Mesa Fire and Medical said the accident happened near the south tower, away from the runway. Flights were not interrupted nor was the terminal in danger.

The explosion was in a back-ramp area, Deputy Fire Chief Forrest Smith said.

The airport is near Loop 202 and Ellsworth Road.

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