MANCHTSER, N.H. (AP/MyFoxBoston.com) — Firefighters say two workers have suffered serious burns in an underground gasoline storage tank explosion at a Manchester station.
The explosion occurred at the Mobil Station located at 1095 Hanover St. just after 1 p.m. Monday.
Employees from Tank Tech Inc., based in Missouri, had been contracted to conduct repairs on one of the ground tanks, authorities said. The two men were allegedly down inside the tank when the explosion occurred.
After the explosion, one of the men was able to climb out of the tank. The second had to be rescued by a co-worker.
Both men sustained serious burns and were transported by ambulance to the Elliot Hospital.
The Mobil station was open for business at the time, but no other injuries were reported and the incident appears to have been contained to the interior of the tank.
According to the Associated Press, there is no word on what caused the explosion.
Officials from the state Fire Marshal's Office and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration are investigating.