2 were injured and a 75 years old man were killed after an explosion at a fireworks plant in Washington, according to a statement made by a Thurston County Sherriff’s officer. The man died while waiting for an airlift to be transported to a trauma centre.
The other two people that were injured, 25 and 52, were taken to a hospital in Seattle, respectively to a nearby hospital.
According to sherrif’s Lt. Greg Elwin, the explosion happened at Entertainment Fireworks. The blast destroyed a wall and a part of a truck. The deceased was a company employee. His name was not released to the press as relatives need to be notified.
The State Department of Labor and US Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms are currently investigating. Elwin declared:
“Right now this appears to be non-criminal and non-international – an unfortunate accident related to this type of business.
Entertainment Fireworks produces professional pyrotechnics for fireworks shows. It is the largest company of its kind in Washington. An official statement by the company stated that the explosion cause is not known.
According to an ATF explosives officer from Seattle, Entertainment Fireworks has been in business for a long time and is “very reputable.”