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One dead, one injured after Jessamine County explosion involving dump truck

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Posted at 1:30 PM, Aug 25, 2021

NICHOLASVILLE, Ky. (LEX 18) — A man has died after suffering burns in an explosion in Jessamine County on Wednesday.

Police say the explosion happened on Brannon Meadow Way. One man was doing some welding on a dump truck when there was an explosion.

Authorities say two people suffered burn injuries and both were taken to UK Hospital. Officials say 31-year-old James Padgett, of Stamping Ground, was later transported to UC Medical Hospital and died from his injuries. The other person has burns on the lower half of their body.

LEX 18 captured the moment police were escorting an ambulance to UK hospital.

Police escorting ambulance to hospital

The Nicholasville Fire Department is investigating what happened.