Explosion In Boathouse At NJ Navy Base Injures 8

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Stay up-to-date with KAKE News:

Stay up-to-date with KAKE News:

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

The U.S. Navy says an explosion during boat maintenance at a New Jersey base has injured eight sailors and civilian employees -- one of them seriously.

The Navy says the blast happened at Weapons Station Earle in Middletown at around 9 a.m. Tuesday. The Navy says the explosion was confined to the boathouse where the routine maintenance was being done.

One sailor has been hospitalized with serious injuries. Seven other sailors and civilian employees sustained minor injuries, mostly smoke inhalation.

The Navy is withholding their names until relatives can be notified.

The Navy says no ammunition was involved in the explosion.

The cause is under investigation.

Naval Weapons Station Earle provides ammunition and explosives for vessels.


Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
powered by Disqus
KAKE TV 1500 N. West Street Wichita, KS 67203-1323 (316) 943-4221
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 220362521 - kake.com/a?a=220362521