An explosion inside a manhole outside of a Hartford hospital left three workers from Connecticut Light & Power suffering from Connecticut Fire & Burn Injuries last week. Reports indicate the incident occurred last Thursday morning on Wyllys Street.
According to an article released by CBS 3 News, the victims were part of a crew hired to perform routine maintenance on a set of underground cables running to a healthcare facility. Three of the men were underground inspecting the lines and another was standing at the mouth of the manhole when an explosion tore through the tunnel the men were working in.
Power at the hospital was out for roughly two minutes as a result of the explosion.
Three of the workers sustained injuries that were listed as non-life threatening and were taken to the hospital’s trauma unit for treatment.
Investigators are currently working to determine what caused the explosion and if it could have been prevented.
The accident highlights the real risk that fires and explosions pose to workers across the United States. The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that in 2011, three percent of all workplace fatalities were the result of fires or explosions.
The Connecticut Personal Injury Lawyers with Carter Mario Law Firm understand the costs associated with fire and burn injuries. That’s why the firm would like to wish the victims a full recovery from their injuries.