By Associated Press - Wednesday, January 20, 2021

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Two workers at a Memphis company who were attempting to remove the top cover of a train tanker car that contained a cooking oil product were injured in a flash fire and taken to the hospital, officials said.

One worker at Runyon Industries suffered second-degree burns on his hands and back and a fractured leg, a statement from the Memphis Fire Department said. Another worker suffered second-degree burns to his hands.

The cause of Tuesday’s fire is under investigation, the statement said.

Runyon Industries provides services that include cleaning and repairing railcars and producing vegetable-based oil, according to its website.

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