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Two Injured in Stavola Construction Materials Explosion in Bound Brook

Bound Brook

An evening explosion at a local quarry's conveyer belt system had two employees suffering minor injuries, police said this afternoon.

According to police, at approximately 9:40 p.m. Wednesday evening, employees of Stavola Quarry (located at 810 Thompson Ave) were doing maintenance to a conveyer belt.

While working on the equipment, a portion of that conveyer belt system exploded and subsequently caught on fire.

Martinsville Fire Department & Martinsville Rescue Squad, Bound Brook Fire Department & Bound Brook Rescue Squad, Finderne Fire Department & Finderne Rescue Squad and paramedics from Robert Wood Johnson Hospital responded to the scene.

The fire was quickly extinguished, police said in a news release.

Two employees were treated for minor injuries at the scene and remained on site.

Incident is under investigation.