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Pool service worker burns self with chemicals, officials say

Emergency medical personnel from the Dix Hills Fire

Emergency medical personnel from the Dix Hills Fire Rescue Squad helped a 20-year-old pool service worker who suffered chemical burns to his face and chest while mixing chlorine chemicals at a home on Bayard Drive in Dix Hills on May 14, 2016. A Suffolk County police helicopter then airlifted him to Stony Brook University Hospital. Photo Credit: Steve Silverman

A pool service worker was hurt Saturday when chlorine chemicals exploded in his face as he was mixing them, fire officials said.

The Dix Hills Fire Department was called to a home on Bayard Drive at 3:10 p.m. to help the 20-year-old man, who had chemical burns on his face and chest.

The Dix Hills Rescue Squad took the man by ambulance to Commack Middle School, and he was transferred to a Suffolk County police helicopter and airlifted to Stony Brook University Hospital, officials said.

A police spokeswoman said the man’s injuries were not life threatening.

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