Worker injured in explosion at Army depot in Pennsylvania dies

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

Letterkenny Army Depot commander Colonel Stephen Ledbetter announced the death of the unknown worker Friday. Two others remain in hospital in critical but stable condition.

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

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

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

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