Rusty Garrett here with the weekend outlook: Sun and clouds both Saturday and Sunday with daytime high temps in the mid and upper 50s. Merry Christmas!
DALLAS (July 28, 2013)--More than three months after the April 17 explosion at West Fertilizer Co., which killed 15 people and left hundreds hurt, the state still has not started surveying blast injuries, the Dallas Morning News reported Sunday.
Federal and state officials suggest such a study could boost understanding about how many others may be in similar danger, but the Texas Department of State Health Services cannot even definitively say how many people were hurt in the blast.
An unofficial count estimates more than 300 may have been injured.
In 1995, when a truck bomb demolished an Oklahoma City federal building killing 168 people, state officials immediately tracked casualties.
After the West blast, federal officials sent an e-mail to the Texas health department emphasizing the importance of such a survey.