, Corbin, KY

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July 6, 2010

Man suffers burns after alleged meth lab explosion

CORBIN — By Becky Manley / Staff Writer

A Corbin man was taken to the University of Kentucky Hospital Burn Unit Thursday after he suffered second-degree burns believed to have been caused by a methamphetamine lab explosion, according to the Corbin Police Department.

The man, David Hensely, 36, was admitted to the Baptist Regional Medical Center emergency room about 5:30 p.m. with chemical burns over 30 percent of his body, police said.

Police said the hospital staff called them since Hensely’s burns were consistent with those that occur in a meth lab explosion.

After Hensely was questioned by police at the hospital, police said they went to his home on Buck Hart Road and located a functional meth lab on the side of a hill above his residence.

Hensely, who wasn’t arrested, was taken to the University of Kentucky Hospital Burn Unit for treatment, police said.

Hensely remained at University of Kentucky Hospital in serious condition late Friday, according to a hospital representative.

The police investigation continues.

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