Mystery Of Florida Welding Explosion – Accident Or A Foulplay?

Florida welding explosion
  • The tragic Florida welding explosion was rocked by a massive fire that resulted in two fatalities and three people injured on the morning of Tuesday, 21st February 2023.
  • The explosion and resulting fireball were caught on video by a nearby source.
  • The footage shows a large fireball shooting upward with black smoke trailing behind it.
  • When firefighters arrived at the scene, several vehicles were on fire, and they battled with multiple hose lines.

The tragic Florida welding explosion was rocked by a massive fire that resulted in two fatalities and three people injured on the morning of Tuesday, 21st February 2023.

The incident occurred at a welding business in Medley, Florida, at 11350 NW S. River Dr. and was attended by over 20 fire crews just after 8:40 a.m.

The explosion and resulting fireball were caught on video by a nearby source and later obtained by NBC Miami

The footage shows a giant fireball shooting upward with black smoke trailing behind it. When firefighters arrived at the scene, several vehicles were on fire, and they battled with multiple hose lines.

According to a Miami-Dade Fire-Rescue spokesperson, there were five patients in total. Two victims were transported to a hospital with traumatic injuries, while the third was treated at the scene. 

“It was a very hazardous scenario, you had multiple vehicles burning with flammables, you had multiple power lines down,” Deputy Fire Chief Danny Cardeso said. “That coupled with five people in total needing rescue and needing care, it was a very challenging scene.”

Unfortunately, the remaining two victims did not survive the explosion, as confirmed by the Miami-Dade police. “Right now investigators are still trying to find out exactly what caused this combustion,” Sierra said.

On Tuesday, the two victims who died in an explosion at a welding company in Medley, Florida, were identified as Elias Gross and Vincent Williams. 

Both were customers of the welding company, with Gross being a well-known member of the community who had started a fuel business within the last year. 

Gross’s son Joshua expressed his heartbreak and shared memories of his father, saying that Elias was always calm, composed, and supportive, attending every sports practice and being with him throughout his life. 

Stacey Lynn-Gross, Elias’s wife of 17 years, shared that Vincent Williams was also killed in the attack and was Elias’s best friend. 

However, officials from the police department’s homicide bureau and arson unit are conducting an investigation to determine the cause of the deadly incident.

Detective Luis Sierra told NBC Miami that investigators are still trying to identify the cause of the combustion.

The welding company where the explosion occurred is located in Medley, a town situated 14 miles northwest of Miami. The Miami-Dade Fire-Rescue and Medley Police Department both responded to the incident.

The tragic explosion in Florida occurred just one day after another deadly incident at a manufacturing plant in Ohio. One person died, and several others sustained injuries in the Ohio blast.

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