Electricians Burned at Massachusetts Library

Electricians Burned at Massachusetts Library

The men were working on an electrical panel in the basement of the main branch on Lexington St., when a "flash explosion" occurred.

Two electricians were hospitalized Saturday morning with burns caused by a small explosion and fire at the Framingham Public Library in Massachusetts. The men were working on an electrical panel in the basement of the main branch on Lexington St., when a "flash explosion" occurred.

According to a repot from My Fox Boston, one of the electricians became engulfed in flames, suffering second- and third-degree burns to 36% of his body, mostly his arms and torso. The other worker suffered second-degree burns to his arms, mostly from putting out the fire on his coworker's body.

The flash was a "short duration, high energy event," the fire chief said. Fire crews put out the fire at the electrical panel with an extinguisher, and Eversource cut the power to the building. Fire investigators are looking into the cause of the explosion.

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