UPDATED: Man in ICU following chemical explosion - abc27 WHTM

UPDATED: Man in ICU following chemical explosion

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A Perry County man is in intensive care following a chemical explosion on Sunday afternoon.

Crews were called to a home on Ridge Road in Rye Township, Perry County around 4:45 Sunday.

First responders told the family the explosion was most likely a result of mixed chemicals.

The man was mixing chlorine in a bucket for a family pool, the bucket had been used previously for other chemicals.

Family members say the man is in the Intensive Care Unit at Penn State Hershey Medical Center. His daughter says he lost his hearing during the explosion.

abc27 will update this story as more information becomes available.

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