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Pine River Stockman Transfer worker survives explosion

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A worker suffered burn injuries in a confined explosion Wednesday, Feb. 19, at Stockman Transfer and Recycling on Highway 371 between Backus and Pine River.

The unnamed employee was working to thaw ice from the scales used to weigh incoming recycling and garbage, said manager Marlen Harris. He was coming out of a service area beneath the scale when gas from the propane heaters ignited.

 

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