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NORTH UNION TOWNSHIP, Pa. (KDKA) — A man was airlifted to a hospital after a furnace exploded on his face Monday afternoon in Fayette County, reports the Herald-Standard.
According to the report, an HVAC technician was working on a furnace in the basement of a house on Bailey Avenue in North Union Township around 2 p.m. Monday when it exploded on his face, injuring him and causing a small fire in the basement.READ MORE: Pittsburgh Weather: Tornado Warnings Issued For Local Counties Expired; Cleanup Underway After Storms Hit
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Emergency medical services and firefighters arrived quickly and the man was transported to Uniontown Hospital by ambulance. He was then flown to a trauma center for additional treatment.
Firefighters were able to quickly contain the fire in the basement, according to the Herald-Standard.MORE NEWS: Westmoreland County Election Officials Ready For November
At this time, the man’s condition is unknown.