Labour's London Assembly spokewoman Val Shawcross says a closer look needs to be taken at the goings on at Crossrail after a construction worker was hospitalised with serious burns following an explosion
Harpreet Kaur was a witness to the explosions
A man working on the Crossrail project is in hospital tonight with serious burns after an explosion, which is believed to have been caused by cutting through a cable.
It happened in Holborn at lunchtime and has caused traffic problems since. From there Julie Macdonald sent this report.
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A spokesperson for Crossrail said:
At around 12.40 today a construction worker engaged on the Crossrail project undertaking utility excavation in the High Holborn area struck a below ground electrical cable. London Ambulance Service, London Fire Brigade and the Metropolitan Police all attended the scene and the worker was taken to hospital. The Health and Safety Executive has been informed.
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Police were called at approximately 12.45 today following reports of an electrical explosion on a building site at the junction of High Holborn and Drury Lane.
Officers, London Fire Brigade and London Ambulance Service are in attendance. One man believed to be in his 20s is being treated at the scene.
The Health and Safety Executive will be notified.
Road closures remain in place.
Three fire engines & 15 firefighters are attending an incident on High Holborn near Museum Street in WC1. More info when we get it.
We believe the incident on High #Holborn was caused by a workman cutting through an electrical cable. One man has sustained burns.
A man in his 30s has been taken to hospital with burns after he's believed to have cut through a power cable, which caused an explosion near Shaftsbury Avenue.
It happen just before 12:45 this afternoon. More to follow.