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      Cooper County man injured by explosion dies

      According to Sheriff Wolfe, Fredrich was assembling an explosive device, possibly for use as a shooting target.

      A Cooper County man, who was seriously injured by a homemade explosive device earlier in the month, has died.

      Cooper County Sheriff Jerry Wolfe confirmed that 60-year-old Earl Fredrich died Monday evening while at a hospital in Columbia.

      According to Sheriff Wolfe, Fredrich was assembling an explosive device on Speed Drive south of Boonville, possibly for use as a shooting target.

      Wolfe said Fredrich was attempting, â??some sort of remote detonation,â?? on Saturday June 7th when the device exploded.

      Investigators are considering the incident an accident.

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