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Two workers are dead after an explosion on heater treater Monday about 15 miles north of Stanton, TX.

Anthony Lara, 20, of San Antonio and Noel Olivas Jr., 22, of Midland, died after the fiery incident at the Sayles Ranch, officials said.

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A crew was working on a Heater Treater when it pressured up causing gas and oil to ignite, said Martin County Sheriff Brad Ingram.

A tank battery exploded while the men were changing out a valve, Ingram said. The explosion happened on Sayle’s Ranch around 4 p.m.

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An investigation will continue into the incident, Ingram said.

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