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Round Rock man dies from injuries sustained in Gatesville explosion

Another fatality from the hospital construction site explosion

By Calily Bien 

GATESVILLE, TX (KXAN/KWKT) — The construction site explosion in Gatesville has claimed the life of a Round Rock man.

Gatesville Police Chief Nathan Gohlke confirms 36-year-old Filiberto Morales died Thursday afternoon at Baylor Scott & White Hospital in Temple. He had been an employee of Network Controls.

Morales is the second person to die from an explosion that occurred on the backside of Coryell Memorial Hospital Tuesday afternoon. The blast initially killed Michael Bruggman, 44, of Rogers, Texas, and injured 15 others. The injured workers suffered severe burns. 

Bruggman's funeral is scheduled for Monday in Belton. Bruggman was an employee of Lochridge-Priest  of Waco.

The state fire marshal's office is currently investigating the cause of the blast.



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