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Man severely burned after boat explosion in Hermitage
Man injured in boat explosion at gas pumps at Hermitage Walmart (WZTV){br}

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- A man suffered severe burns after an explosion outside the Walmart gas station in Hermitage.

The man received burns over 60 percent of his body after his boat exploded at 4720 Andrew Jackson Parkway at around 1:45 p.m. Sunday, according to the Nashville Fire Department at the scene. They say a vapor formed while he pumped gas. When he went to change out the battery, an explosion occurred as he hooked it up.

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A Hermitage man, Justin Alan Hart, witnessed the incident. He shot video, which he shared with FOX 17 News.

Hermitage boat explosion. (Video submitted by Justin Alan Hart of Hermitage)

An ambulance transported the victim to the hospital.




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