Fla. worker hurt digging up munitions


Published: Sunday, January 27, 2008 at 10:03 p.m.
Last Modified: Sunday, January 27, 2008 at 10:03 p.m.

ORLANDO, Fla. - Officials say a worker was slightly injured today at Odyssey Middle School, the site of a massive cleanup of World War II munitions.

The worker was injured after he uncovered a six-inch metal device that caught fire and emitted smoke.

Officials say the worker complained of trouble breathing and was taken to a hospital as a precaution. The worker has been treated and released.

Orange County school district spokesman Dylan Thomas says the area is safe and will open Monday.

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