Chem Blast Injures 2 in NY Bakery

Friday, December 29, 2017 @ 02:12 PM gHale

Two men were rushed to the hospital after an explosion at a bakery in Yonkers, NY.

The blast occurred Dec. 22 10 a.m. at the Greyston Bakery on Alexander Street in Yonkers.

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Two men were severely burned by what may have been a chemical explosion, fire officials said.

The explosion occurred when the victims were using a solvent-based contact cement in an area that did not have good ventilation, officials said.

The explosion caused high heat and smoke to billow through the area and caused some combustible materials to ignite and smolder.

Both men ended up rushed by ambulance to Westchester County Medical Center. Their conditions were not immediately available.

Units on scene extinguished the fire and ventilated the thick acrid smoke.

Officials said the explosion does not appear to be suspicious, but, they added, there may be some Occupational Safety and Health Administration violations.

The incident remains under investigation.

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