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28th anniversary of deadly PEPCON explosion

Posted at 10:08 PM, May 04, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-05 15:52:51-04

It has been 28 years since a massive explosion rocked the old Pacific Engineering and Production Company of Nevada plant in Henderson.

2 people were killed and more than 300 injured in the PEPCON blast on May 4, 1988, which was ignited by sparks from a welder's torch.

Damage was estimated at $74 million.