UPDATE: Explosion in Princeton was due to a propane tank being cut

UPDATE: PRINCETON, WV (WOAY) – Officials release what caused an explosion at WV  Recycle in Princeton on Thursday afternoon.

According to police, an employee with WV Recycle cut through a propane tank.  He suffered injuries and was taken to the hospital.  He is expected to be ok.


PRINCETON, WV (WOAY) – Emergency crews are on the scene of an explosion in Princeton, WV.

According to Mercer County Dispatchers, a call of an explosion came in at 4:30 pm at WV Recycle.  Princeton Rescue, Princeton Fire, and EMS are on the scene.

No word on what caused the explosion or if there are any injuries.

Stay with WOAY News for further updates on this developing story.

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