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Gardener Injured in Explosion in Escondido

Gardening may be a hobby for some but others do it for a living.

In Escondido, a gardener suffered injuries after stepping on an explosive device while working on a garden of a house in an unincorporated neighborhood north of El Norte Parkway and west of Interstate 15.

Mario Garcia, the 49-year old gardener reported to the authorities that he stepped on something explosive and he had a puncture wound on his arm. His co-worker, Enrique Domingo believes that the explosion was caused by a bomb.

The sheriff’s bomb squad, FBI, deputies and firefighters went to the site to investigate the incident. As a precaution, neighbors will be evacuated and a robot will be sent in to investigate for other explosives.

A man was detained by the authorities but it was unclear if he is involved in the incident.

Neighbors have claimed that they’ve been hearing explosions in the neighborhood for the last few weeks.

Thankfully, the injuries aren’t severe as its likely that the gardener has Worker’s Compensation. In the event that the employee is not covered by Worker’s Compensation insurance, he may still file a claim against the employer for compensation of his injuries.

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