A person was severely injured in an explosion at a South Florida junkyard on Monday.
WSVN.com reports that the blast occurred at about 10:30 a.m. at a junkyard located near Northwest 31st Avenue near 17th Court in Lauderhill.
Apparently, the victim was attempting to remove the brass From a cylinder tank when it exploded. “I was working right next to him, and he took a cylinder tank off his truck and hit it with a hammer, and it blew up, said Marlo Clark who witnessed the incident.
A man had his arm amputated and his leg partially amputated following an explosion at a junkyard in Lauderhill. https://t.co/PiOQQlPVKW
— WSVN 7 News (@wsvn)
February 14, 2022
Following the powerful explosion, first responders transported the victim to Broward Health Medical Center. The blast cost the victim one of his arms and a part of one of his legs.
The report did not indicate whether the victim was a worker at the junkyard or a visitor.
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