A Texas man was killed by an explosion on Monday at a West Texas oil and gas services facility.
According to the AP, Julian Gallardo, a 23 year old employee at Water Rescue Services, was killed by a blast while he was mixing unspecified chemicals.
Fort Worth-based Water Rescue Services provides the energy industry with water treatment technology for brackish and produced water.
The explosion occurred Monday morning at a site owned by Water Rescue Services just west of Midland, the Midland Reporter-Telegram said.
The building that the explosion happened in was completely destroyed, along with two recreational vehicles and three other vehicles, the AP said.
Nearby residents told the Midland Reporter-Telegram that several smaller explosions followed the blast.
No other injuries were reported but some nearby RVs were evacuated as a precautionary measure.
Investigators are looking into whether the blast was triggered by a spark or a chemical reaction.
The chemicals involved in the accident are not believed to be toxic.
Midland Fire Marshall Dale Little told the Midland Reporter-Telegram that investigators will also look into whether the accident was related to any safety violations.