GLENVILLE, N.Y. (NEWS10) – A second person injured in a tanker explosion earlier this week at Mohawk Asphalt Emulsions has died, according to a company lawyer.
Three people were hospitalized after the explosion on October 17. Two of those individuals were severely injured.
Fire officials say workers were offloading a combination of diesel fuel and kerosene mixed with tar into a tanker truck when it caught on fire.
“I believe they were doing something to a valve on the tank and it created a spark and that’s what started the fire,” Thomas Corners Fire Department Chief Gregg Petricca said.
Fire officials say DEC and HAZMAT found that no chemical leaked or spilled.
The incident is still under investigation.