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 - Six injured in grenade explosion FORT IRWIN,...
Six injured in grenade explosion FORT IRWIN, Calif. - An explosion at a Fort Irwin weapons range Wednesday injured six men — three "very seriously" — while they were looking for undetonated hand grenades, an Army spokesman said. The men were taken to Weed Army Community Hospital, said Mai. Jim Fetig. "They were clearing the area — in other words, checking for dud grenades," Fetig said. "How the dud detonated, we don't know." Five of the men, all civilians, were not immediately identified following the 8:40 a.m. blast. Fetig said the three most seriously- injured sustained "major shrapnel" wounds. The sixth, Lt. David White, was treated and released for a shrapnel wound to the finger, Fetig said. The five civilians were marking grenades and other unexploded weapons to be removed in preparation for range improvements. An explosive-ordinance team, which was to have removed any unexploded grenades, was standing by but provided no explanation of what might have caused the blast Fetig said. Fetig said no similar explosions had occurred at Fort Irwin, the - Army's national training center

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  1. The Galveston Daily News,
  2. 07 Oct 1982, Thu,
  3. Page 6

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