Jun

26

Fire at Medical Center

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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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13 Comments

  1. ummm  

    does anyone else find it strange that two workers injured at a hospital were taken to another hospital for treatment?

  2. Bwog  

    SoA graduate Kathryn Bigelow (Point Break) has a new flick out this week that's getting massive raves on Rotten Tomatoes—http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/hurt_locker/—Spec also has an interview up.

  3. Bwog  

    SoA graduate Kathryn Bigelow (Point Break) has a new flick out called The Hurt Locker this week that's getting massive raves on Rotten Tomatoes — http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/hurt_locker/ —Spec also has an interview up.

  4. hah

    because it would be so difficult to assume someone working in research building would be taken to ny pres two buildings down...

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