MONCKS CORNER, South Carolina — Authorities say a 33-year-old worker in Berkeley County has died after an explosion as he cut a barrel with a torch.
Coroner Bill Salisbury told local media outlets that Stephen Kuffel was killed in the blast around 8:45 a.m. Thursday at Berkeley Scrap Metal.
Investigators say Kuffel was cutting off the top of a barrel that once contained flammable liquid when the explosion happened.
Police are investigating the blast,. An autopsy has been ordered.