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Highway worker burned in explosion

March 26, 2014 | 09:10 AM

An employee with the Harrison County Highway Dept. was injured Friday morning after a small explosion at the highway garage north of Corydon.

The employee, Bobby Harris, a District 1 truck driver, was burned on his leg and arm when a hot box trailer had a burner go out, which allowed gas to build up in a confined space. When the burner was reignited, it essentially exploded, Kevin Russel, county engineer, said.

A hot box is a trailer that has a heated compartment that keeps asphalt hot while patching potholes.

Harris is recovering at home. The hot box is likely a total loss, Russel said.

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