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August 4, 2021

Man killed in workplace explosion in Jones County

Therese Apel

A man was killed in an explosion in Jones County early Wednesday morning.

According to the Jones County Sheriff, the incident occurred on Job R. Lane in the Union/Moselle area.

WDAM reports that the victim of the explosion was an employee with a recycling company who was on his third day of the job.

Workers were breaking down tires for scrap at Moselle Recycling and took a break when something exploded, owner Shannon Jarrell told WDAM.

The Jones County Deputy Medical Examiner Ernest Hollingsworth said the victim had severe injuries to his lower body.

Multiple volunteer fire departments, along with Jones County Emergency Management and EMSERV responded to the incident.

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