Blast injures worker at Bradford recycling plant

Explosion at recycling plant in Bradford, PA. injures one worker

BRADFORD, PA. (WIVB) – A blast heard throughout Bradford on Tuesday injured a worker at Metalico Bradford Goodman Services.

The explosion occurred when an employee at the recycling company was cutting into a crude oil tank with a circular cut-off saw. Officials say the vapors in the tank were somehow ignited by the gas-powered saw.

The force of the blast split the tank in half.

The name of the victim has not been released. One other worker in the area was treated on the scene for minor injuries. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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