Mechanic critically injured in explosion

Sustained critical burns to his face
January 24, 2008 4:19:40 AM PST
A mechanic was critically burned in an explosion in an auto body shop in the Sunnyside section of Queens this morning. Eyewitness News is told the victim was working with a machine when there was a blast inside 41-27 37th Street just before 3 a.m.

He sustained critical burns to the face and was rushed to the burn unit at Cornell Medical Center, officials say.

Authorities were investigating the possibility an acetylene tank exploded.