Worker Injured in Blast at Army Depot in Pennsylvania Dies

An explosion was reported at around 7 a.m. Thursday morning, July 19, 2018 at Letterkenny Army Depot, in Chambersburg, Pa. (Markell DeLoatch/Public Opinion via AP)
An explosion was reported at around 7 a.m. Thursday morning, July 19, 2018 at Letterkenny Army Depot, in Chambersburg, Pa. (Markell DeLoatch/Public Opinion via AP)

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. — The U.S. Army says one of five civilian employees injured in an explosion and fire at a military depot in Pennsylvania has died.

Letterkenny Army Depot commander Col. Stephen Ledbetter announced the death of the unidentified employee Friday. Two others remain hospitalized in critical but stable condition.

A base spokeswoman declined to provide any other information about the worker who died.

The explosion occurred in a painting area for vehicles on Thursday morning at the facility in Chambersburg, about 160 miles (260 kilometers) west of Philadelphia. The cause is under investigation.

The depot handles air defense tactical missile ground support equipment, mobile electric power generation equipment, Patriot missile recertification and route guidance vehicles.

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