Drum Explosion

By: Meryl Conant
By: Meryl Conant

A Tuesday evening explosion in a local garage sends one Valley man to the hospital.

An adult man was airlifted to UVA Medical Center from a residence on Mill Race Road in Augusta County.

Rescue workers on the scene are not releasing his name but say he is in critical condition with damage to his face.

They say the explosion happened while he was in his garage welding on a drum that contained racing fuel.

Something inside the drum ignited, which they say ruptured the drum and caused the lid to blow off.


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