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Explosion proves fatal

By From page A1 | May 21, 2014

A man died in a small explosion while working on a vehicle on May 9.

The El Dorado County Sheriff’s and Coroner’s offices were called to an incident around 3:30 p.m. on Brookedge Drive off of Cold Springs Road in Placerville, Sgt. Chris Felton told the Mountain Democrat.

“The investigation indicated the deceased was working on the air suspension of a friend’s vehicle,” he said. “One of the air tanks appeared to have exploded, killing the decedent.”

The man was identified as Richard Ureno, 26.

Cole Mayer

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