SODUS, N.Y. (AP) - Dropping something may have saved Joy Horton's life. The 73-year-old woman was preparing some food in her western New York home on Monday morning when she dropped a spoon on the floor of her kitchen. When she bent down, her house exploded.
The explosion leveled her home in the Wayne County town of Sodus, on Lake Ontario about 25 miles east of Rochester.
Horton wasn't seriously injured. She crawled out from underneath the rubble and walked to her daughter's home nearby to get help.
Fire officials said that because Horton was bending down when the explosion occurred, the kitchen sink and counter top helped keep debris from hitting her.
The cause of the explosion remains under investigation.