Coral Gables Gas Station Explosion, Employee Killed: MDPD

Miami-Dade Police is investigating a gas station explosion that led to the death of an employee in Coral Gables Saturday.

The incident occurred at a gas station car wash located at Salzedo Street and Andalusia Avenue in Coral Gables around 5:20 p.m. Saturday.

Investigators say, Coral Gables Police and Fire Rescue responded to an air compressor explosion. Upon their arrival, rescue crews discovered a deceased man, 41-year-old Henry Salcedo.

Salcedo, a gas station employee, contacted his employer advising of an air compressor malfunction. The owner was heading to the gas station when she got word of the explosion.

The investigation is currently ongoing.

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