NJ man killed in oven explosion was 'brilliant engineer,' friend says


BOONTON — A Morris County man killed in a western Pennsylvania explosion last week was remembered by a former coworker as a “brilliant engineer,” mentor and friend.

Arwed Ralf Uecker 

Arwed Ralf Uecker, 52, of Boonton, was identified as the man killed last Thursday when an oven exploded at the Mersen USA Group plant in St. Marys, Pa., according to the Associated Press.

Uecker worked as the global director of research and development for the company based in Boonton. He was visiting the St. Marys, Pa., plant when the explosion occurred, the AP reported.

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Source: NJ.com Morris

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