Crossrail confirms worker hurt in 'explosion'

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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Holborn 'explosion'

A Crossrail worker - believed to be in his 20s - has been taken to hospital with serious burns after he cut through an electrical cable at a central London site, causing an explosion.