DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – A man was taken to the hospital after an oxygen cylinder exploded in Dayton.
The Dayton Bomb Squad said an initial investigation showed that a man outside a building on the 300 block of Troy Street was using a grinder on an oxygen cylinder when it exploded. The cylinder was propelled across the street.
The man was taken to the hospital with serious injuries. Significant damage was done to the sidewalk area.
“Any mechanical action on a pressurized cylinder, especially an oxygen cylinder, is a very dangerous thing to do,” said Jason Hall, Dayton Bomb Squad.
The bomb squad was initially called to the scene, but now the Dayton Fire Department’s arson unit is handling the investigation.
2 NEWS will update this developing story as we receive more information.