About UslAdvertisinglMagazinelNewsletterlContact Usl Instagram

Fire News: Boston Fire Department Worker Shocked in Cable Accident

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...

To access this articles and others like, join the Fire Engineering Training Network today.

  Gain unlimited access to the most comprehensive database of firefighter training info in the world.

  Membership in the Fire Engineering Training Network includes:

  • Exclusive Online Access to FireEngineering.com News & Articles
  • Fire Engineering Magazine Historical Archives (Online-Only)
  • Annual Print Subscription to Fire Engineering Magazine
  • Annual Digital Subscription to Fire Engineering Magazine

Join Now

 Already a member? Scroll down to the Login form below to access this article.


FE Logo

Log into Fire Engineering and you'll have total access to the industry's leading online resource for finest training simulations, articles, instructional videos and much more.