Man Dies in Blowtorch Explosion

Man was welding when torch exploded, reports indicate

Thursday, Apr 29, 2010  |  Updated 4:57 PM CDT
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A man working at a Midas Muffler Shop in Westmont died this morning after an explosion at the garage.

The man was apparently working outside the shop at 401 W. Ogden Avenue with a blowtorch when the explosion occurred, according to Chicago Breaking News.

The unidentified man is reportedly 28-years-old. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

There was no obvious structural damage to the building and no fire after the explosion.

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