An explosion occurred at Earle Naval Weapons Station in Leonardo, Monmouth County, N.J. this morning, with eight people injured.
One person was hospitalized with serious injuries in the 9 a.m. explosion inside a boat house, the U.S. Navy said in a statement. Seven others suffered minor injuries. All were taken to local hospitals.
The Navy said the incident happened while personnel at the weapons stations were doing routine maintenance on a utility boat.
The damage was contained to the boat house area; ammunition and weapons operations were not affected, authorities said.