2 employees seriously hurt in Middletown explosion
Two employees at Oprandy's Fire and Safety Equipment in Middletown were airlifted to Westchester Medical Center Friday after a fierce explosion.
State police say 35-year-old Christopher Foust and 23-year-old Frank Buono, of Goshen, were filling an ansul system - used in commercial kitchens for restaurants - when it burst and severed Foust's legs. Foust is a former Warwick firefighter.
Buono was also injured and had a leg amputated.
State police are investigating what caused the explosion.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is working to determine if the company is at fault.