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Cause of Aberdeen oil company explosion that hurt 3 unknown


January 1, 2020

Authorities don't know what caused an explosion that injured three employees of a South Dakota petroleum distributor.

State investigators went inside the damaged truck maintenance shop of Harms Oil just west of Aberdeen on Tuesday., Brown County Chief Sheriff's Deputy Dave Lunzman said. An insurance company is expected at the site later this week, Lunzman said.

The explosion Monday sent three men to the hospital. Lunzman said two of the men suffered severe burns and were flown to a burn unit in Minneapolis. But all three men suffered non-life-threatening injuries, he said.

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