Four Injured in Explosion at Letterkenny Army Depot

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Chambersburg, PA – A “small” explosion and fire in a production area of the Letterkenny Army Depot Thursday morning injured four people. Officials say that it is not a terror attack and there is no further danger to the facility or community. One person was transported to the hospital by ambulance, three others were airlifted to Baltimore area hospitals with serious injuries.

The incident occurred just before 7:20 a.m. Thursday morning in a paint area of Building 350 at the Army Depot.

“There has been an explosion in the industrial area at Bldg 350, Letterkenny Army Depot. The incident is contained and will not affect depot operations or workforce safety elsewhere. There were injuries that fire and emergency services have treated and individuals have been transported to medical facilities… remain at your work area until further notified. If you are outside of the main gate, please do not attempt entrance at this time.” Letterkenny Army Depot Posting

It is unclear why the depot deleted its posts. The Letterkenny facility maintains and stores missiles. According to Fox, the depot has over 3,600 employees.  Both the Army and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration will investigate the explosion.

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