2 men severely burned when spark ignites oil tank

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A 275-gallon waste oil tank at Steyer's Hudson Valley Automotive exploded Monday, severely burning two mechanics.

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Skippy

Pleasant Valley, NY

#1 Apr 14, 2010
I'd like to know the actual story.

Oil is not highly flammable and is NOT volatile. Oil does not emit flammable vapors.

Now, this was waste oil. It could have had a high concentration of diluted gasoline in it which was what vapors ignited.

SAD sad happenings either way. I hope the guys are OK.

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