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2 BOSTON FFs SHOCKED WHILE WORKING ON FIRE ALARM SYSTEM WIRES

     

Friday, February 22, 2013 Two Boston Fire Department workers suffered injuries that are not believed to be life-threatening when they were working on overhead wires in Roslindale this morning, fire officials said.

Department spokesman Steve MacDonald said the men were part of a crew running cables for the street fire box system. One man was shocked; the other suffered ringing in his ears from a loud boom that happened during the incident.

The men were taken to Brigham and Women’s Hospital to be treated after the incident at 11:22 a.m. at Canterbury and Seymour streets in Roslindale.

“One of the men was in a bucket pulling wire and another draping the wire when it somehow it got energized and the men were shocked,” said MacDonald. “We don’t how the wires became energized.”

The wires were in close proximity to an overpass for the commuter rail.

He said the fire department was investigating the incident along with NStar and Amtrak, which has electrified wires in the area.

 


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