Update: Borger Carbon Plant Explosion

Today just after 2:00 p.m. emergency personnel were called to the Sid Richardson Carbon Company Borger Plant to respond to an explosion.

The explosion occurred above a boiler inside the plant.

About 15 state and local officials responded to the scene.

Seven people were injured and taken to Golden Plains Community Hospital and treated for non-threatening injuries.

The plant remained in operation for the rest of the day.

Many residents near the plant said they felt the ground shake because of the power of the explosion.