- Associated Press - Thursday, October 9, 2014

MONCKS CORNER, S.C. (AP) - Authorities say a 33-year-old worker in Berkeley County has died after an explosion as he cut a barrel with a torch.

Coroner Bill Salisbury told local media outlets that Stephen Kuffel was killed in the blast around 8:45 a.m. Thursday at Berkeley Scrap Metal.

Investigators say Kuffel was cutting off the top of a barrel that once contained flammable liquid when the explosion happened.

Police are investigating the blast,. An autopsy has been ordered.


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