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Man flown to Harborview after industrial accident, officials say

Truck explosion victim taken to Harborview with severe burns

A man welding near a truck fuel cell was set ablaze when the fuel cell came loose and exploded at an unorganized truck repair yard on Porter Way in Milton.
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A man welding near a truck fuel cell was set ablaze when the fuel cell came loose and exploded at an unorganized truck repair yard on Porter Way in Milton.

A man was taken to Harborview Medical Center after suffering extensive burns Wednesday afternoon after an industrial accident in Milton, according to police.

The incident happened about 1:35 p.m. in the 400 block of Porter Way.

“The guy was back there welding and it looks like some fuel caught on fire,” police Sgt. Nils Luckman said.

The man was severely burned and was flown to Harborview for treatment, Luckman added.

This is a developing story and will be updated.

Kenny Ocker: 253-597-8627, @KennyOcker

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