Fireworks blast leaves one dead

(KING) One man is dead and two others injured following a Wednesday morning explosion at a Tenino, Washington fireworks factory.

Investigators say a 74-year-old man died at the scene while waiting to be airlifted to a trauma center.

The blast occurred as fireworks were being loaded into a truck for delivery to an upcoming show.

Thurston County Sheriff’s spokesman Lt. Greg Elwin said the blast appeared to be accidental.

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