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Md. auto shop worker killed by tire explosion

Wednesday - 2/20/2013, 4:38pm  ET

BRUNSWICK, Md. (AP) -- Maryland State Police say workplace safety regulators are investigating a death at an auto shop in Brunswick.

Police say 39-year-old Brian Snoots died Wednesday morning after an industrial tire tractor he was inflating exploded. He was pronounced dead at the scene by Frederick County emergency responders.

The Frederick News-Post reports that Snoots was an employee of Brunswick Auto Repair.

State police say the Maryland Occupational Safety and Health agency is investigating the death.


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