Minor explosion reported in Town of Brant
BRANT - State Police from Collins responded to a 911 call report of an explosion Tuesday afternoon at the Renaldo Sales and Service building in the Town of Brant.
An employee was injured while conducting maintenance on a propane delivery truck. The victim, identified as 54-year-old Lawrence P. Szal from Eden sustained burns to his face, hands and legs.
Prior to the explosion, Szal was working near the rear of the tanker truck, when residual fumes inside the tank ignited, causing the explosion. Co-workers were able to extinguish the fire while removing Szal and providing him treatment.
Rural Metro transported Szal to Lake Shore Hospital. His injuries do not appear to be life threatening. Fire companies from the Town of Brant and Farnham responded to the scene along with Town of Brant Police and the Erie County Sheriff's Office who also were on hand to assist.