Valley City contractor hospitalized after furnace he was working on explodes

VALLEY CITY, Ohio - A contractor working at a business in Valley City is in serious condition after a furnace he was working on exploded.

According to authorities, the incident happened at an industrial facility located at 5467 Wegman Drive around 9 p.m.

The contractor was taken to MetroHealth Medical Center and is being treated for burns.

Officials said the explosion didn't cause any structural damage to the building.

The incident will be investigated by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), according to the Medina County Sheriff's Office.


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