Explosion at Advanced Heat Training in St. Marys, PA Injures 1

An explosion at Advanced Heat Training in St. Marys last night injured one person who was taken to the hospital. A fire and a second explosion followed the initial blast that occurred around 11:30 p.m.

The first explosion involved a draw furnace. Crystal Fire Department Chief Bill Kraus told WTAJ that the injured person was struck by the door of the furnace.

“Explosions can cause a wide range of injuries including blunt force trauma and penetrating trauma from flying debris,” said Fred Pritzker, an explosion attorney with Pritzker Hageman. “Often these injuries require specialized care over an extended period of time.”

Firefighters told WTAJ that flames and heavy smoke had engulfed the building by the time they arrived. They battled the blaze for several hours. The State Fire Marshal’s investigation of the blast is ongoing.

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