Media Alert Regarding Incident on Corporate Campus

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For Immediate Release: September 7, 2021

Contact: Amy Snyder, (410) 591-9242

Laytonsville, MD – At approximately 7:45 a.m. today there was an explosion caused by a gas leak at the corporate headquarters of Ruppert Landscape (23601 Laytonsville Road, Laytonsville, MD 20882).

Two people were injured and both are receiving medical care for their injuries.

Police/fire units were on the scene within minutes and the campus was evacuated pending further investigation and inspection. One building was severely damaged in the explosion and further structural analysis will be necessary to determine a path forward.

“We are so grateful that no lives were lost today, and we are praying for the recovery of those injured,” said Craig Ruppert, CEO. “Keeping our team safe is always first and foremost in our mind, but an incident like this is just something you never think will happen. We are just incredibly grateful for the quick response of so many here today, and we ask that you keep our team in your thoughts and prayers.”

Damage and safety assessments are underway at this time.