Cause Of Death Announced For West Reading Candy Factory Workers
(West Reading, PA) -- The Berks County Coroner's Office has revealed the cause of death for seven people who died in a West Reading candy factory explosion in March. Officials say six of the seven died of blast injuries and one person died of thermal burns. Four of the victims were from Reading and three others were from Ephrata. The explosion happened at the R.M. Palmer Company factory on South Second Avenue. Officials are still investigating the exact cause of the explosion.