Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Explosion Rocks Middletown NJ Navy Boathouse 8/20/2013

Apparent accidental explosion has wounded eight in New Jersey.

One person is hospitalized with serious injuries, while seven workers sustained minor injuries, primarily smoke inhalation, the Navy Region Mid-Atlantic Public Affairs Office said. All eight were taken to area hospitals.

The cause of the explosion was under investigation. The workers were performing routine maintenance on a utility boat when the explosion occurred. The Navy said damage from the explosion was contained to within the boathouse area, and ammunition and ordnance operations at the weapons station were not affected.

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