3rd Worker Dies Weeks After Hospital Explosion Near Waco

The blast happened June 26 in Gatesville

What to Know

  • A third construction worker who was on site at Coryell Memorial Hospital in Gatesville during a large explosion June 26 died Sunday.
  • The three construction workers are Wilber Dimas, Michael Bruggman and Filiberto Morales.
  • Gatesville police said on July 1 the explosion's cause had not been determined.

A third worker has died after being injured in an explosion last month at a hospital in Central Texas.

Officials say 30-year-old Wilber Dimas died Sunday, more than two weeks after the June 26 explosion at Coryell Memorial Hospital in Gatesville. Dimas was working at a construction site at the hospital when the blast occurred.

More than a dozen workers were hurt. Most had blast or burn injuries.

The two other people to die were 44-year-old Michael Bruggman and 36-year-old Filiberto Morales.

Gatesville police said on July 1 that the cause of the explosion hadn't been determined. However, an initial investigation indicated a construction-related accident resulted in a natural gas explosion.

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