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.


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