Worker Hurt in Chemical Explosion at Pool in Weston

A worker may have lost several fingers in a chemical explosion at a community pool in Weston, Florida, on Wednesday, officials said.

Broward Sheriff Fire Rescue officials said the maintenance worker was mixing chemicals to clean the bathroom floors in the poolhouse at 1501 Coronado Road when the explosion occurred.

The worker mixed hydrofluoric acid with chlorine, officials said. The can exploded when pressurized.

Fire rescue teams airlifted the worker as a trauma patient to Broward Health Medical Center, authorities said.

The city of Weston tweeted that hazmat teams were responding, and the victim may have lost fingers.

No further information was immediately available.

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