8 injured, 1 seriously in explosion at Naval Weapons Station Earle

NAVAL WEAPONS STATION EARLE - One person has been hospitalized with serious injuries following an explosion at Naval Weapons Station Earle.

Naval officials say the explosion happened at around 9 a.m. inside a boat house while crews were working on a boat.

Authorities say seven other workers sustained minor injuries. All were taken to a hospital.

The Navy says ammunition and ordnance operations were not affected by the blast.

The cause of the explosion is under investigation.

Naval Weapons Station Earle provides all ordnance for all Atlantic Fleet Carrier and Expeditionary Strike Groups, and supports strategic Department of Defense ordnance requirements.  

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