Two Injured in Flash Explosion

Two men were injured in a flash explosion on Friday. The Coos County Sheriff’s office received a 911 call reporting that an explosion had occurred on North Coos River Highway in a shop. Upon arrival on the scene the deputy reported two males were being treated on the ground by family members. 23 year-old Kyle Kaufman and 17 year-old Jacob Sweider both of Coos Bay were working on a Jeep when one of them lit a cutting torch and it ignited fumes in the shop and caused a flash explosion. Both victims were transported to Bay Area Hospital for treatment. There was no fire from the explosion.

This entry was posted on Monday, January 6th, 2014 and is filed under Local News.