Contractor Killed in Lemoore Water Tank Explosion

Fundraiser Started for His Family, Please Consider Donating
By Alec Mackie, Emerging Issues

Filanc carpenter Dion Jones was working on a new water storage tank in Lemoore when the tank suddenly exploded, rising 70′ in the air and sending 1.5 million gallons rushing out in all directions. Coworkers began CPR right away, unfortunately Mr. Jones passed away. A city water worker was also injured.

Mr. Jones was an experienced contractor from Southern California, a husband, and a father of three.

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From the GoFundMe page…

My sister Paulette Jones and her 3 kids (Vanessa, Lizzie , Phoenix) lost their husband/dad Dion Jones suddenly.
Dion was tragically killed while working out of town on June 21st. He was only 41 years old. His sudden death has devastated his family. Sadly, the family is in desperate need of help in order to pay for everyday expenses. Dion was the sole provider. He always took care of everything financially. He was a hard worker, adoring husband and loved being a father.

Tank Explosion Investigation

According to the Fresno Bee “The massive water tank explosion in Lemoore, which killed one person and injured another, came as officials were putting finishing touches on a water quality project intended to bring the city into state compliance. It has not been determined why the explosion, which sent the 1.5 million gallon tank 70 feet in the air, took place. But Olson said it appeared some type of gas ignited as welder Dion Jones, 41, of Filanc Construction, was working on the project. Jones died and a city worker was injured in the blast. Cal/OSHA is investigating.”

Read the Fresno Bee article

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