1 killed, 1 injured in blast at Pennsylvania trucking company


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

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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.

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