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07-01-2008, 04:01 PM
Romulus man burned in blast (Future Darwin winner used a match to check inside a gas tank)

ROMULUS NY-- A man suffered burns on 75 percent of his body after a large gas tank exploded on his Yerkes Road farm late Monday morning. Seneca County sheriff investigators said that the man, Samuel L. Byler, 25, lit a match near a 175-gallon fuel tank on his farm at 2081 Yerkes Road, igniting vapors inside and causing it to explode about 11:30 a.m. Byler, who suffered burns on much of his body, was treated at the scene by EMTs and then transported by Mercy Flight to Strong Memorial Hospital, where he was listed in guarded condition this morning in...