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36-year-old man identified as victim in industrial explosion

Local man identified as fatality in Friday's incident
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Posted at 7:55 PM, Jun 18, 2021
and last updated 2021-06-21 19:04:11-04

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — UPDATE (1 p.m. Monday)

The medical examiner's office has identified the 36-year-old victim in the fatality in Friday's industrial explosion at Calpine Company Generation Plant.

The man has been identified as Joe Robert Reyes, who is said to be from the area.

There is no autopsy performed as of yet.

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An explosion at an industrial business along Buddy Lawrence Drive Friday evening has left one person dead.

The blast happened around 6:30 p.m. at Calpine Company Generation Plant.

City officials tell us this was the result of a natural gas explosion.

One person has been confirmed dead.

At this time all fire is out at the building.

An investigation has started into what sparked the blast.