TWO people were injured in a hydrogen cylinder explosion at the garage of Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit when the driver’s hot air balloon leaked.
A hydrogen tank explosion sent a pickup truck into chaos at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, Michigan, on Friday.
The tank truck was in the back of the truck when the leak occurred – leading to a sudden explosion in the motel parking in the basement.
The incident happened shortly after 6 p.m. Friday and injured a 53-year-old man and a 72-year-old woman, according to reports. Fox2Detroit.
According to reports, the injured man’s hydrogen tank was in the back of his SUV because he intended to use it to launch a hot air balloon.
Deputy Fire Commissioner Dave Fornell told the news agency: “When you look at how the explosion happened, it’s all pretty amazing that so many people weren’t injured or killed and these people were seriously injured but not fatal.”
The explosion was so powerful that windows in the elevator shattered about 100 feet away.
Three cars parked in the basement were also damaged.
After the explosion, investigators from the Detroit Police Bomb Squad, HAZMAT, and Arson arrived at the scene.
And Henry Ford Health System announced that the underground parking lot remained temporarily closed after the explosion.
The hospital said in a statement: “Two people were injured and are being treated in the Emergency Department. One is listed in good condition and the other is listed in temporary serious condition.
“They went to the hospital to visit a family member. The cause is being investigated by Detroit police and the fire department.
“The garage doesn’t appear to have any structural damage.”
Meanwhile, Detroit Police Chief Aric Tosqui called the incident “insane and regrettable”.
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