Explosion at Cattaraugus County Asphalt Plant

August 16, 2013 Updated Aug 16, 2013 at 8:04 AM EDT

By Mitch Simon

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Explosion at Cattaraugus County Asphalt Plant

August 16, 2013 Updated Aug 16, 2013 at 8:04 AM EDT

TOWN OF YORKSHIRE, N.Y. (WKBW) - New York State Police in Machias confirmed an explosion at the Gernatt Asphalt Plant in the Town of Yorkshire early Friday morning.

Police tell Eyewitness News it was an industrial accident and that one person is being treated for third degree burns.

Eyewitness News has a crew headed to the scene. We will have more details as they become available.