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Fire News: Boston Fire Department Worker Shocked in Cable Accident

02/23/2013
A Boston Fire Department worker suffered an electric shock when the fire alarm system cable he was working on came into contact with a 25,000-volt line that powered commuter rail trains, reports the Boston Globe. The man was taken to the hospital for examination. His injuries were not life-threatening, said a spokesman. A second worker suffered ringing in his ears from a loud boom emitted during the accident. Both men were later released from the hospital. The accident occurred at an overpass on a commuter rail line in Roslindale, near Hyde Park Avenue. The men were part of a crew running cables for the street fire alarm system, MacDonald said. One of the men was in an aerial lift to c...

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