Weaver Propane employee severely burned in Clifton Park after explosion

CLIFTON PARK, N.Y. (NEWS10) – Officials say a man was injured after filling a propane tank on Thursday.

Police say they got a 911 call from a single family residence at 353 Ushers Rd. in the Town of Clifton Park on Thursday. The caller indicated there was an explosion and a male injured and a building was now on fire.

When emergency units arrived they discovered the home owners had propane delivered for their pool heater. After the propane tank was filled, the Weaver propane delivery employee went inside the small pool shed to light the heater for the season. At some point during this process there was an explosion.

The Weaver employee, 45-year-old Ryan Hendersen of Mechanicville suffered burns to more than 50% of his body. He was flown by Life Net helicopter to the Westchester Burn Unit for treatment.

The exact cause explosion is still under investigation. The pool shed was the only building damaged and there was no one else injured.

The Sheriff’s Office was assisted at the scene by Clifton Park Fire, Jonesville Fire, Round Lake Fire, and Malta EMS.

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