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Danville business owner dies at 64 in welding accident

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A 64-year-old Danville woman has died from injuries suffered in a welding accident Thursday afternoon, Mahoning Township Police Chief Fred Dyroff said.

Dyroff says 90% of Snyder’s body suffered severe burns despite wearing a welding helmet. Snyder was then flown to the hospital where she later died.

Kathy Snyder was working at her shop on Reedy Street, Mahoning Township, at about 2 p.m. Thursday when a diesel tank she was welding exploded, likely because there were remnants of fuel left inside, Dyroff said.

Snyder had operated Haupt Welding for more than 30 years, which was founded by her father in 1960.

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