WARREN, R.I. (AP) — A gas explosion at a Rhode Island company that makes indoor rowing machines has left two people with burns.
Police say they were called to WaterRower in Warren late Wednesday morning for a gas explosion in the building.
Warren Fire Chief Alexander Galinelli says two men were hospitalized for burns. He says the injuries didn't appear life-threatening. He says three other workers were also taken to the hospital because they were shaken up.
Galinelli says a gas pocket built up inside an oven used to bake paint onto the rowing machines. An investigation is underway.
A rowing machine made by the company has been featured in the Netflix series "House of Cards" and is frequently used by lead character Frank Underwood, played by Kevin Spacey.