Tonawanda Coke Explosion 911 Calls Released

February 12, 2014 Updated Feb 13, 2014 at 12:14 AM EDT

By Jill Perkins

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February 12, 2014 Updated Feb 13, 2014 at 12:14 AM EDT

Tonawanda, N.Y. (WKBW-TV) Several calls made by neighbors of Tonawanda Coke, shed new light on how intense the explosion was back on January 31.

It has now been revealed that Tonawanda Coke initially downplayed the blast, saying it was a release of gas.

911 calls detailed the loud explosion and many callers stated that it shook buildings and homes.

Federal officials confirmed two workers at the plant were injured, one with minor burns and the other with bruising, when a coke oven exploded and caught on fire.

But just days after the blast, Tonawanda Coke insisted that there were no injuries.

The investigation into the explosion continues.

A past investigation found the company guilty of releasing a cancer causing agent into the atmosphere.