2 Hospitalized When Steam Pipe Breaks In Edison, N.J. Laboratory
EDISON, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) — A ruptured steam pipe sent two people to the hospital from an Edison, New Jersey laboratory Wednesday afternoon.
The steam pipe burst at Bentley Laboratories on Fieldcrest Avenue in Edison, according to Edison police Lt. Sal Filannino.
The incident left a 23-year-old man with second- and third-degree burns to his chest, arms and legs. The man was transported by helicopter to St. Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston, Filannino said.
He said the man’s injuries appear to be non-life-threatening.
A 50-year-old man was also injured when the other victim bumped into him. He was being treated for a shoulder injury late Wednesday aftenroon.
A message to Bentley Laboratories seeking comment was not immediately returned.
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