By DAVE McMILLION
Staff Writer, Martinsburg
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Two construction workers were hit with flying debris Monday morning after a torch-like device used to burn brush exploded at a new housing subdivision off Tavern Road, officials said.
Vernon Masters, 49, of Inwood and Raul Gutierrez, 23, of Middletown, Va., were taken to City Hospital following the 9:45 a.m. accident, officials said.
Masters was admitted for observation after being struck in the face and chest with debris, and Gutierrez was treated and released from the hospital after being hit in the leg, officials said.