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Man Injured After Welding Accident Causes Explosion At Layton Home

Jul 6, 2021, 6:39 PM | Updated: 10:33 pm
FILE (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)...
FILE (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)
(Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)

LAYTON, Utah — One person suffered serious injuries after an explosion caused by a welding accident at a Layton home.

The incident happened near South Lisa Drive and Nayon Street around 5 p.m. Tuesday.

Battalion Chief Jason Cook with the Layton City Fire Department said a few 911 calls came in, describing the situation as an explosion with a large amount of smoke coming from one of the neighbor’s homes.

First responders arrived on scene and determined the explosion occurred in the garage.

Lt. Travis Lyman with the Layton Police Department said those first responders found a 77-year-old man laying in at the end of the driveway with shrapnel wounds.

Officials say he told first responders he was welding in the garage when the explosion happened.

It was later determined a stray spark hit combustible material while welding, causing the explosion.

Cook said no fire was started, but the man suffered serious, non-life threatening injuries.

The man was flown by University of Utah Airmed to the Burn unit in stable condition. He is expected to be ok.

Cook said there was structural damage to the home as a result of the explosion.

Lyman said police called in bomb specialists from Hill Air Force base to investigate the cause of the explosion.

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Man Injured After Welding Accident Causes Explosion At Layton Home