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June 19, 2014 at 6:58 PM

Man killed in Thurston County fireworks explosion is ID’d

The Associated Press

Thurston County Coroner Gary Warnock has identified the man killed in an explosion and fire at a fireworks plant near Tenino on Wednesday as William Hill, 75, of Olympia.

Hill died while awaiting an airlift to a regional trauma center, according to Lt. Greg Elwin with the Thurston County Sheriff’s Office.

The U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms and the state Department of Labor and Industries are investigating the cause of the blast at Entertainment Fireworks.

Two other men were also injured in the explosion, and their names have not been released.

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