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Two hurt when oxygen tank explodes in garbage truck

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FOX 5's Marc Teichner holds the tank that exploded after it was crushed by the truck's compactor. FOX 5's Marc Teichner holds the tank that exploded after it was crushed by the truck's compactor.
MARIETTA, Ga. -

FOX 5 has confirmed that two sanitation workers were hurt Friday morning when an oxygen tank exploded inside a garbage truck.  It happened on Brentwood Drive in Marietta after the truck apparently crushed several oxygen tanks that had been thrown away at a home.

A Marietta Police Department spokesperson tells FOX 5 the explosion occurred around 8 a.m., and that someone threw away oxygen tanks when they were cleaning out a home that belonged to a deceased relative. 

Police say when the garbage truck crushed the oxygen tanks, one of them exploded.  FOX 5's Marc Teichner was at the scene, where he got a look at the actual tank that exploded.  Authorities told him shrapnel from the tank was scattered down the street.

Both of the men who were hurt are Marietta sanitation workers.  One of them suffered cuts on his face.  The other man has serious injuries to his eyes, and he was rushed to Kennestone Hospital for treatment.  Their names have not been released.

Stay with FOX 5 Atlanta and myfoxatlanta.com for updates.

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