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Third Explo employee pleads guilty in case of improperly stored explosives at Camp Minden

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WEBSTER PARISH, La. -

It's been a little over a year since a bunker explosion rocked Camp Minden, and surrounding areas, in Webster Parish.

The Webster Parish District Attorney's office says a third Explo employee, Quality Service Manager Michael Kile, pled guilty Friday in the case of millions of pounds of alleged improperly stored military propellant.

Kile pled guilty to misdemeanor careless use of explosives with the agreement that he would testify against the remaining co-defendants at trial.

Explo had a multimillion-dollar military contract to dismantle propellant charges used to fire artillery rounds.

The company operated on a leased site at Camp Minden, a Louisiana National Guard base.

Six people, including two company owners, have been charged.

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