A tanker truck explosion at Sterling Transport in East Huntingdon Township, PA has left three employees with serious burn injuries. East Huntingdon Assistant Fire Chief James King told local news stations that the employees were repairing a valve on a butane trailer when the explosion occurred just before 4:30 p.m. on January 17, 2020. All of them are being treated in the burn unit at UPMC Mercy hospital in Pittsburgh.
Two of the injured employees were airlifted from the scene. The third was transported by ambulance.
The explosion led to a massive fire fueled by the flammable materials on site. The plume of black smoke could be seen as far as 10 miles away. More than 50 firefighters worked with a haz mat team and other emergency responders to battle the blaze. The building, located at 1528 New Stanton-Ruffsdale Road, was a total loss.
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