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UPDATE: Victim Identified in Harrison Township Commercial Explosion

Mullica Township

Gloucester County officials are investigating the cause of an explosion that killed a man in Harrison Township this morning.  

According to officials,  at approximately 10:40 a.m., the Harrison Township Police and Fire Departments were dispatched to Timberlane Welding, 413 Swedesboro Road, Mullica Hill, for a report of a loud explosion. 

Upon arrival, a victim was located on the Timberlane property, deceased as a result of the blast.  

The Gloucester County Prosecutor’s Office has identified the deceased as Mr. Bruce A. Cheese man, 47, of Cedarville. 

The cause of the explosion is still under investigation by the Gloucester County Prosecutor’s Office, Gloucester County Fire Marshal’s Office, and the Harrison Township Police Department.  

Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) representatives are also assisting with the investigation.  

Anyone with additional information relevant to this investigation is encouraged to contact Det. Eric Bailey of the Gloucester County Prosecutor’s Office at 856-384-5685, or D/Sgt. Andrew Thomas of the Harrison Township Police Department, at 856-478-6839.

Information can also be e-mailed to the Gloucester County Prosecutor’s Office at