No Injuries In Whitewater Coop Gas Explosion

2/4/12 – A tanker truck and a building were damaged in a propane gas explosion Friday afternoon, but no injuries were reported. A hose being used to transfer propane from a holding tank inside the building to the truck became disconnected, causing the blast at Landmark Services Cooperative on Highway 59 southwest of Whitewater. The worker realized the hose was free and he ran from the building before the explosion. Nobody else was inside at the time. Highway 59 was closed for about two and a half hours during the incident. Big holes were torn in the walls of the building where the explosion happened at about 3 p.m.