By JON GAMBRELL
Associated Press Writer
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — An empty gasoline tank undergoing repairs exploded Tuesday at a fuel storage facility in rural north-central Arkansas, killing three employees of an Elizabethtown company, authorities said.
The tank had been cleaned previously and workers were preparing to install a new gauge on it when the blast occurred just before 2:30 p.m., said Rick Rainey, spokesman for the facility’s owner, Houston-based energy company TEPPCO Partners LP.