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Report: Furnace Explodes On HVAC Worker's Face, Airlifted To Hospital

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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.

Bailey Ave. House Fire
A furnace exploded at 219 Bailey Ave. around 2 p.m. on Monday, injuring an HVAC worker. (Photo: Ed Riedmann)

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.

At this time, the man's condition is unknown.

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