Worker killed after reported explosion in Kalamazoo

KALAMAZOO, MICH. - A person has died after a workplace incident in Kalamazoo.

According to a release from the Department of Public Safety, officers responded to the area of Palmer Avenue near Factory Street for reports of a small explosion, just before 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 1.

When they arrived on scene, they found 45-year-old Christopher Hugh Murdock suffering from severe traumatic injuries. First aid was started, but he succumbed to his injuries a short time later.

The incident remains under investigation and those with information are asked to call the Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety or Silent Observer.

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