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Electrician taken to St. Barnabas with severe burns in Lyndhurst flash fire
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June 18, 2012 |
YOU READ IT HERE FIRST: An electrician was airlifted to St. Barnabas Hospital in Livingston with burns on more than 40 percent of his body after an electrical box flashed while he was doing work on a Lyndhurst tire dealer’s fire suppression system.
Michael Young, 50, of Bayville was working on a subpanel at Dealer Tire on Valley Brook Avenue when the accident occurred just minutes before noon today, Lyndhurst Police Chief James O’Connor said.
“The main electrical box flashed and he was burned,” O’Connor told CLIFFVIEW PILOT.
Emergency workers quickly got Young to the Matera Field landing zone and a copter that whisked him to the hospital.
The incident is being investigated by OSHA and both the Lyndhurst police and building departments.