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CRESCENT TOWNSHIP (KDKA) — A worker was seriously burned in a machinery explosion and fire at business in Crescent Township Thursday night.

The explosion was first reported around 5:45 p.m. at Premier Pan on McGovern Boulevard.

premier pan accident Worker Seriously Burned In Explosion At Crescent Twp. Business

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When first responders arrived, they found smoke billowing out of the building and the 20-year-old victim lying in front of the business.

According to the Crescent Township Police chief, he suffered third-degree burns to his arms, chest and face when a glazing machine exploded and ejected hot liquid over him.

He was taken to a local hospital, but his condition is not being released

Officials say the blast created a fire inside the building, which other workers were able to put out, likely saving the complex from burning down.

The police chief said: “They should be commended for their fast thinking and selfless acts.”

The victim’s name is not being released either.

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