Orange County Men Severely Injured in Mechanicstown Explosion

An explosion at an Orange County business cost two young workers parts of their legs in a massive explosion in February, 2016.

According to authorities one of the men, a 35 year old Warwick man, was filling a fire extinguisher with air when the incident occurred. The tank ruptured and caused an explosion. The 35 year old worker lost his right leg below the knee. His co-worker, a 23 year old Goshen man lost both legs below the knees.

The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration is working along side local authorities to investigate the details surrounding the tragic explosion.

Work place injuries can be caused by any number of circumstances, including equipment failure, machinery accidents, and failure to follow proper safety protocols.

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