Five hospitalized due to gas explosion at rowing machines manufacturer

A gas explosion at Warren, Rhode Island-based indoor rowing machines manufacturer WaterRower on Wednesday, December 7 resulted in two people getting burns, according to Warren Fire Chief Alexander Galinelli.

Galinelli said the injuries that the two people obtained were not life-threatening. Aside from the two people who got burned, three other individuals were hospitalized due to trauma. Investigators have attributed the explosion to a buildup of gas at the facility.

A rowing machine manufactured by the company has been shown in the Netflix drama series House of Cards.

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