Cops: Man critically burned in fuel tank explosion
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Patrick Rooney, 21, was taken to Stony Brook University Hospital, where he underwent surgery at night and was in critical condition, police said.
The explosion happened at the East End Environmental Services, located at 123 Whittier Drive, where Rooney was in the rear yard disposing of an old, oil tank that was larger than ones used for homes, police said.
Several 911 calls about 1:15 p.m. alerted officers to the fire and explosion, police said.