3 injured in explosion at Mesa Gateway Airport
PHOENIX — Three people were injured Wednesday when a natural-gas explosion rocked part of Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport.
3 people injured w/ 1 seriously injured as rslt of explosion south of air traffic control tower; occurred during transfer of CNG (compressed natural gas). Occurred away from runway. @gatewayairport w/ @GilbertFireDept & @MesaPD pic.twitter.com/iRYx0WtSK1
— Mesa (Arizona) Fire & Medical Dept (@MesaFireDept) February 7, 2018
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.