- Associated Press - Tuesday, July 28, 2015

CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) - Authorities say one worker was seriously injured in an explosion at a Tampa Bay area car dealership.

Clearwater police say the victim was working in the service area of Lokey Mercedes Benz dealership Tuesday morning when a hydraulic lift and a torch triggered the blast. Authorities say the man is a subcontractor who was attempting to perform repairs to the lift.

The 47-year-old man was taken to a St. Petersburg hospital with injuries that were considered serious but not life-threatening. Two other workers were initially reported injured, but they declined medical treatment.


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