Two employees at an automotive and fabrication shop in Manchester, Connecticut suffered an explosion while cutting an oil tank, WTNH reports.
The accident occurred just before 10:00 AM at Sandman’s Automotive and Fabrication, located at 122 Hilliard St when two employees at the shop were attempting to cut an oil tank with a torch. The tank then exploded as a result of residue inside of it.
“The noise was so loud–it felt like somebody hit our house or our cars,” said local resident Karen Churchill.
The two employees were taken to a hospital, according to Manchester Fire Department Chief Don Moore, though the injuries suffered were not made available at the time.