PRINCESS ANNE, Md. (WBOC/AP)- Authorities say a man has been killed in a blast while apparently trying to steal metal from an electrical box at the Princess Anne Industrial Park.
Princess Anne police said the man was badly burned by high-voltage equipment at an empty building on Park Drive shortly after 2 p.m. Wednesday. The man, whose body was too charred to be identified, has been taken to the State Medical Examiner's Office in Baltimore for an autopsy.
Police said the person may have been trying to steal copper or other metals at the time. Princess Anne Police Chief Scott Keller noted that there have been several metal thefts recently at the building.
Delmarva Power said the incident temporarily knocked out power to other nearby commercial buildings.