2 Men Lose Legs in Blast at NY Fire Extinguisher Company: Police

One man lost both legs and a second lost one leg in the blast on Brookline Avenue in Walkill, New York.

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Two men lost legs in an explosion at a fire extinguisher company in New York's Hudson Valley on Friday morning, state police said.

One man lost both legs and a second lost one leg in the blast on Brookline Avenue in Walkill, just outside the borders of Middletown, shortly after 9:30 a.m., authorities said. 

Both victims were taken to area hospitals by helicopter, according to the police.

Firefighters, medics and police all responded to the scene.

Authorities said the company fills fire extinguishers.

The cause of the blast is under investigation. 

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