The firefighters responded to a blast at Coryell Memorial Healthcare System hospital around around 2:30 p.m. The incident injured the construction workers on site, leaving three to four of them in critical condition, Fox reported. Some of the victims that suffered burns were taken to a hospital in Dallas.
Hospital staff and patients were not affected.
The renovations at the hospital began in November 2016, involving the construction of a 117,000 square-foot space that includes a 25-bed hospital wing, a 16-bed rehabilitation facility, and a central plant with chillers and boilers.
The extent of damage was reported to involve a partial collapse of the boiler room and a power outage that has affected the west of Gatesville, Coryell County Court house, two nursing homes, Oaks at Coryell, and the Meadows, KWTX reported.