Plant Worker Dies After Injuries Sustained in Glenville Truck Explosion
By TWC News Web Staff
Thursday, October 20, 2016 at 10:39 AM EDT
Tanker Truck Explodes at Plant in Glenville, 3 Workers Injured
Updated 10/17/2016 06:37 PM
One of the people injured in an explosion at an asphalt plant in Glenville on Monday has died.
The attorney for Gorman's Asphalt Plant says 56 year-old Joe Nichols died from his injures late night at Westchester Medical Center.
Nichols was a 24 year employee with the company.
The DEC says a tanker truck exploded when a valve was being heated and the vapors ignited.
One of the other employees injured remains in the hospital in critical but stable condition.
One of the three men injured during a tanker explosion in the Capital Region on Monday has died, an attorney for his employer has announced.
Joe Nichols died Wednesday night after sustaining serious injuries in the Glenville blast, WRGB-TV reported.
The tanker truck, owned by the Oklahoma-based Gorman Group, exploded at Mohawk Asphalt Emulsions while unloading material used to make asphalt.
"I believe they were doing something with a valve of the tanker and it created a spark and that's what started the fire," Thomas Corners Fire Chief Gregg Petricca said earlier this week. "They were off-loading a kerosene-diesel-fuel-tar mix. Basically, it's tar cut with kerosene."
Two men injured in the explosion are still alive. One was treated and released from the hospital earlier in the week. Another man remains in critical condition at the Westchester Burn Unit.
The explosion took place near the construction site for the new Rivers Casino & Resort.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is investigating the blast.
Glenville Fire Control Audio of emergency crews and helicopter being dispatched to the scene via Broadcastify. Audio has been edited for time.