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The Dynetics employee was injured Tuesday morning inside Building 5400 Aviation and Missile Research, Development and Engineering Center.

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Explosion injurers Redstone worker

Published 10:10am Tuesday, October 16, 2012

A worker at Redstone Arsenal sustained injuries in a small explosion this morning and was taken to Huntsville Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, according to Redstone’s Public Affairs Office.

The worker was in Redstone’s Building 5400, the Aviation and Missile Research, Development and Engineering Center, said Public Affairs Officer Mervin Brokke.

“The accident occurred about 8 o’clock this morning,” Brokke said.

Brokke said the man injured was transported by HEMSI to Huntsville Hospital.

Update (4:20 p.m.): The person injured is a contractor employee supporting the U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Research, Development and Engineering Center, according to Redstone’s Public Affairs Office.

The injured Dynetics employee has supported AMRDEC for four years as an ordnance specialist and conducts safety training for his team, according to Redstone’s Public Affairs Office.

Officials said the preliminary investigation indicates the employee was operating within the normal scope of his operations at the time of the incident.

Immediately following the incident, the area was secured and operations ceased, according to Redstone’s Public Affairs Office.

Officials said no other personnel were injured.

A thorough investigation will be conducted to determine the cause and to prevent future incidents of this nature., according to Redstone’s Public Affairs Office.

The investigation is being conducted by the Redstone Arsenal’s Military Police investigative agencies and safety professionals from AMRDEC and Garrison Safety Offices, as well as Explosive Ordnance Disposal personnel from Fort Campbell, Ky.

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