Man Hurt in Asphalt Plant Explosion

An explosion at the Gernatt Gravel Pit in Delevan seriously injured a man this morning.

State police say 53-year-old Thomas Treadway was shutting down the asphalt plant at just before 6 a.m. when the explosion happened in the conveyor belt, causing significant damage to the plant.

Treadway was taken by Mercy Flight to ECMC for treatment for burns to his upper body.

The cause of the explosion is still under investigation.

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