Firefighters: Welding torch caused barrel explosion, injuring Mt. Pleasant mechanic
MOUNT PLEASANT, SC (WCSC) - One person was transported to the hospital after an accident at a warehouse caused an explosion in Mount Pleasant, fire officials say.
Authorities say the incident happened Monday afternoon in the 400 block of Long Point Road.
Police say a man dragged an oil barrel from outside a garage area to just inside it. He then used a welding torch to remove the top of the barrel to use it as a trash can.
The barrel exploded when the torch ignited a small amount of oil residue in the bottom of the barrel. The force of the explosion pushed the man into a wall.
According to MPFD authorities, employees used fire extinguishers to put the fire out.
The person who was injured was transported to MUSC for treatment.
Copyright 2017 WCSC. All rights reserved.