One Dead After Underground Tank Explodes at New York Gas Station

September 25, 2019

Authorities are investigating an explosion in an underground tank at an upstate New York gas station that killed a worker.

State police say the explosion happened Friday afternoon at a Speedway station in the town of Dickinson in Broome County.

Police say 57-year-old Arthur Hines was cleaning the tank when it exploded, killing him.

Hines was an employee of Environmental Products and Services of Vermont. A phone message seeking comment was left with the company Saturday.

The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration is investigating the death.

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