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Officials Confirm Death Of Factory Employee In Orange County Explosions

One death was confirmed at the Verla International cosmetics plant explosion.
One death was confirmed at the Verla International cosmetics plant explosion. Photo Credit: Jeff Babcock/Facebook

NEW WINDSOR, N.Y. – Officials confirmed the death of on Verla International employee as a result of the explosions at the New Windsor manufacturing plant on Monday, according to the Times Herald-Record.

A medical examiner was called in just before 8 p.m. when the body of the male employee was found in the facility, the Record said.

The explosions and subsequent fire injured more than 30, including seven Newburgh firefighters.

The massive fire had sections of Temple Hill Road (Route 300) closed down until early Tuesday morning. During the fire, authorities also issued "shelter in place" warnings for the surrounding homes, businesses and schools.

An investigation into the cause of the explosions is ongoing.

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