Steel drum explodes, injures one in Largo

Times staff

LARGO — A 55-gallon steel drum exploded Thursday morning at a state Transportation Department maintenance building at 5211 Ulmerton Road.

One person, possibly an employee, sustained a hand injury, Largo Fire Division Chief Dave Mixson said.

Motor oil residue inside the steel drum may have triggered the minor blast, Mixson said. It remained under investigation Thursday afternoon, but did not appear to be suspicious.

Steel drum explodes, injures one in Largo 06/13/13 [Last modified: Thursday, June 13, 2013 2:27pm]

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