- Associated Press - Thursday, August 11, 2016

ENGLEWOOD, N.J. (AP) - A fire official says a man sustained a serious head injury at a car dealership when he was inside a room with waste oil that exploded.

Englewood Deputy Fire Chief Erik Enersen tells The Record (https://bit.ly/2b0wbeT ) the 53-year-old man also suffered burns to one of his arms and was taken to a hospital Wednesday morning.

Officials say the man was working inside the room that stores waste oil at a Ford dealership just before 9 a.m. Enersen says a flash fire led to a small explosion.

No one else was hurt.

Officials are investigating what caused the explosion.

About 200 gallons of waste oil spilled during the incident and firefighters worked to contain it. Some oil escaped into a brook behind the dealership.

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Information from: The Record (Woodland Park, N.J.), https://www.northjersey.com


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