- Associated Press - Monday, March 14, 2016

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) - A state investigation has found that a Tucson scrapyard was not at fault for an explosion that killed an employee last year.

The Arizona Daily Star reports (https://bit.ly/1LmENv7 ) that the Arizona Division of Occupational Safety and Health has cleared Tucson Iron & Metal in the Sept. 15 death of 46-year-old Daniel Wright.

Wright died after he cut into a metal object that turned out to be an MK-82 general purpose bomb.

According to the report, the ordnance had been dismantled but explosive residue remained in what looked like a 5-foot-long metal cylinder. Tucson Iron owner Gary Kippur told investigators the ordnance had been at the yard for about a month.

State officials have asked for the Air Force report on the investigation but have not received any information.



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Information from: Arizona Daily Star, https://www.tucson.com

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