DA: Man Dies From Injuries in Furnace Explosion

A man has died from his injuries following a furnace explosion in Ayer, Massachusetts.

The furnace explosion at Advanced Vacuum Systems on Fitchburg Road Friday evening led to a 4-alarm industrial fire.

Two employees at Advance Vacuum Systems were taken to local hospitals as a result of the incident, where one, a man in his 50s, later died. His name has not been released. The other employee's condition is unclear at this time.

Two firefighters also suffered minor injuries in the fire.

A preliminary investigation indicates the explosion was caused by an apparent pressure vessel malfunction, according to the Middlesex district attorney's office.

The investigation into the furnace explosion is ongoing.

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