BEXAR COUNTY, Texas – A second worker has died following a rail car fire at the Alamo Junction Rail Park on May 10.

  • Rail car went up in flames
  • 1 worker died on May 10
  • 2nd worker died on May 13

A man was cleaning crude oil inside the rail car when something caused the residue to spark and ignite a fire. Firefighters had trouble rescuing the man due to the small opening that leads to the rail car.

The worker was identified as 39-year-old Gary Garza. A second worker was airlifted to Brooke Army Medical center in critical condition.

On Monday night the second worker passed away. The man has been identified as Roger Noriega.

Four other people were injured in the fire, but have since been released from the hospital.

The cause of the explosion remains unclear but the Occupational Safety and Health Administration is investigating.