The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA

February 1, 2013

2 hurt in explosion and fire at central Pennsylvania business

By Michael Weissenstein and Olga R. Rodriguez
The Associated Press

DILLSBURG — Authorities say one employee and a firefighter are hurt after an explosion and fire at an excavating business in central Pennsylvania.

It happened at R L Livingston Excavating & Paving, south of Harrisburg in Carroll Township around 3:30 p.m. Thursday. Officials say an employee suffered a head injury after an explosion in a workshop and a firefighter was hurt after part of a roof collapsed on him.

Fire officials say there were a numbers of tanks that contained an unknown chemical in the workshop. But it wasn't immediately clear what started the fire, which was extinguished in about three hours.

The condition of the injured employee has not been released. Officials say the firefighter wasn't seriously hurt.