1 killed, 1 injured in blast at Pennsylvania trucking company

869

ONO, Pa. — State police say a van explosion Wednesday at a Pennsylvania trucking company claimed the life of one person.

OTR Capital

Police in Lebanon County said the van driver died after the 9:30 a.m. explosion on the back lot at J.P. Donmoyer Trucking in Ono.

Trooper David Beohm said one employee was parking a tractor-trailer and the van driver was driving over to pick him up and take him back to the main building.

The explosion killed Stephen Miller, 65, of Lebanon, Pennsylvania.

Beohm said the maintenance vehicle contained gas, an air compressor, oxygen tanks and welding equipment. The truck driver, Michael Floyd, 69, of Harrisburg, was taken to the hospital with shrapnel injuries, according to state police. Hospital officials said Floyd is in good condition.

The blast isn’t considered suspicious, but the fire marshal is investigating with the aid of the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, firearms and Explosives.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is also investigating.

For over 30 years, the objective of The Trucker editorial team has been to produce content focused on truck drivers that is relevant, objective and engaging. After reading this article, feel free to leave a comment about this article or the topics covered in this article for the author or the other readers to enjoy. Let them know what you think! We always enjoy hearing from our readers.

COMMENT ON THIS ARTICLE

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here