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Man critically injured, business severely damaged in Box Elder Co. explosion

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Posted at 10:56 AM, Apr 11, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-11 12:56:52-04

BRIGHAM CITY, Utah — A man was taken to the University of Utah Hospital Burn Center Wednesday evening after an explosion in Box Elder County.

The explosion occurred at S&M Diesel Service, a diesel truck repair shop and towing service, in Brigham City.

Firefighters told FOX 13 someone was using a plasma cutter when they hit a fuel line, causing the explosion.

“That’s the tough thing about small towns, you generally know the people that you`re going to help and try and take care of,” said Corey Barton, Box Elder County Fire Department.

One other person suffered a less serious injury that also required hospitalization.

The damage is estimated at approximately $500,000.