State Police Detectives Investigating Serious Industrial Accident

Delaware State Police is investigating a serious industrial accident that occurred yesterday in Millsboro.

On February 20, 2024, at approximately 3:49 p.m., troopers were dispatched to WWC III Trucking, located at 34564 Pear Tree Road in Millsboro, for an industrial accident. Prior to troopers arriving, a 55-year-old man had been transported to an area hospital with serious injuries.

Further investigation revealed that the victim was using a torch to cut the top off a barrel that previously contained a flammable liquid. The vapors in the barrel ignited causing an explosion that seriously injured the victim.

The case remains under investigation by Delaware State Police detectives.

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