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Westchester Bodybuilder Burned By Exploding Cooking Spray; Support Surges

Marco Rivera was burned while cooking dinner for his family.
Marco Rivera was burned while cooking dinner for his family. Photo Credit: GoFundMe/Facebook

Bodybuilders might be competing on stage, but right now they're coming together for a Westchester athlete badly burned while cooking Wednesday.

Marco Rivera, a professional body builder who trains at Mount Vernon Barbell, was making dinner for his family when a can of PAM cooking spray nearby exploded.

Rivera suffered second-degree burns on his arm and head, and fell during the explosion, landing on his shoulder causing another injury.

The athlete -- who owns a gym in the Bronx -- is unable to work because of the accident, leaving his wife Yeshaira with the duties.

More than $5,400 had been raised as of Thursday morning on a GoFundMe for Rivera by fellow athletes.

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