Farm explosion and fire kills 1, injures 2

Farm Forum

HARROLD, S.D. (AP) — One man was killed and two others injured in an explosion and fire at a shop building on a Hughes County farm.

Sheriff Mike Leidholt says 22-year-old Troy Hattum, of rural Harrold, was severely burned when a fuel tank he was welding exploded on Aug. 8. Hattum died of his injuries at a Pierre hospital.

Twenty-two-year-old Chalan Hedman and 52-year-old Jeff Holshauser also suffered burns. They also were taken to hospitals. Their conditions aren’t known.

The building was destroyed, along with a mobile home.