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Westerlo, NY – Man Badly Injured in Welding Accident, Fire Results

Westerlo, NY (January 6, 2019) – A man on Slade Hill was badly injured last night, January 5, when he was involved in a welding accident that then caused a fire in a home.

Allegedly, the man had been attempting to weld an oil tank when it suddenly exploded. Emergency workers arrived at the scene of the accident and took the man to the Albany Medical Center. The extent of his injuries are unknown at this time, but police officers say that they were serious in nature.

The accident happened at 6:11 p.m. at 8 Slade Hill Road. The owner of the home was at work when explosions could be heard across the area. A fire erupted and spread across the home, causing extensive damages. The flames have since been battled by firefighters.

Police have not yet released the name of the man but their investigation into the matter continues at this time.

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Westerlo, NY – Man Badly Injured in Welding Accident, Fire Results

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