Driver suffers second-degree burns in truck explosion in Duluth
An explosion left a semitrailer driver with second-degree burns Tuesday afternoon.
The pump experienced a malfunction and the mixture of vapor and air caused the pump to explode inside the trailer, according to Duluth Assistant Fire Chief Erik Simonson.
The driver suffered second-degree burns to his torso, upper arms and face.
He was taken to Essentia Health-St. Mary’s Medical Center in Duluth.
The truck is from the Rainy Lake Oil company in International Falls.