Fire at Medical Center
Written by Bwog Staff
According to City Room and the New York Post (whose take on the story is fittingly more sensationalist), two workers suffered serious burns this morning at Columbia University Medical Center. One worker suffered burns over 70 percent of his body, and was in critical condition at Harlem Hospital.
The fire took place at 9:44 am this morning. According to City Room, the workers were cleaning pipes leading to a hot water tank, when a halogen lamp was turned on, causing a fire as it interacted with the cleaning solution. The man with the most critical burns was taken to Harlem Hospital after “taking a turn for the worst,” an official said. Bwog hopes to have more shortly.
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