Several Injured After CO2 Tank Explodes During Wedding at Garfield Catering Hall

Garfield Police are investigating the circumstances behind an explosion that occurred during a wedding at a catering hall in Garfield on Friday night.

According to a preliminary statement released by Deputy Chief Ronald Polonkay, the incident happened at approximately 11:11 p.m. The Garfield Police Department received multiple 911 calls multiple injuries at the Venetian Restaurant located on River Drive.

Deputy Chief Polonkay said the several units arrived at the scene and learned that a C02 tank failed then exploded during a wedding inside the hall.

According to Deputy Chief Ronald Polonkay, three victims were injured on the dance floor, then transported to Hackensack University Medical Center suffering non-life threatening injuries.

As of 12:30 a.m., all victims -a 32-year-old male, 32-year old female, and 34-year-old male- remain in stable condition.

The incident placed under control within a half-hour and the catering hall was released back to the authorities of The Venetian Restaurant Management Deputy Chief Ronald Polonkay said.

Deputy Ronald Polonkay said the pice of equipment (C02 Tank) was on the dance floor and used by the DJ floor when it exploded.

There was no structural damage to the restaurant, according to Deputy Chief Ronald Polonkay.

The incident remains under investigation.