Maryland man dies from storage shed blast injuries

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Posted: Nov 12, 2014 11:35 AM

(Reuters) - A Maryland man has died from injuries suffered in a storage shed explosion last week that damaged nearby houses, a fire official said on Wednesday.

Bernard Toporzycki, 56, of Westminster, Maryland, died on Tuesday at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, according to Maryland State Fire Marshal Brian Geraci.

Toporzycki suffered massive injuries on Saturday when a storage shed behind his home blew up as he entered the shed.

The blast is believed to be accidental and is under investigation. The explosion damaged 11 nearby houses, breaking windows and ripping siding.

(Reporting by John Clarke)