Sewer Blast Injures Two Construction Workers on Route 17 in Sloatsburg

Two sewer construction site workers on Route 17 in Sloatsburg were injured yesterday after an explosion. Ramapo police say the unidentified workers were apparently clearing material from earlier blasting, when a piece of explosive which had failed to detonate earlier, suddenly exploded sending dirt and debris into the air. The workers were treated at the scene by Rockland Paramedics and Sloatsburg Volunteer Ambulance Corps. Both workers declined to be taken to the hospital. An investigation into the incident continues.

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