- Associated Press - Thursday, April 2, 2015

JAMESTOWN, Pa. (AP) - State police say a worker at a Pennsylvania munitions plant was wounded when either a shotgun or a round being fired from it malfunctioned.

Trooper Jason Domenick of the Mercer barracks says workers at Combined Systems Inc. were destroying expired munitions by firing them from a shotgun. A company spokesman wasn’t immediately available for comment Thursday, but its web site shows the company makes flash grenades, gas canisters and other specialty munitions used by police and the military.

Trooper Domenick says it wasn’t clear what kind of munitions were being fired when the 25-year-old worker from Greenville was wounded Thursday about 11:15 a.m. He was flown to a Pittsburgh hospital, but his condition and name weren’t being released.

The company is located about 80 miles north of Pittsburgh.

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