Rusty Garrett here with the weekend outlook: Saturday will be the milder of the two days. Sun and clouds will be the rule with early weekend highs in the mid 80s. Back to the low to mid 90s on Sunday!
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.