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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.

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Crossrail: ''Safety of our staff is paramount''

A spokesman for Crossrail said today:

“Crossrail regards the safety of all those working on the project as paramount and requires all workers to adhere to strict safety requirements including an obligation to raise any concerns.

We fully investigated Unite’s specific claims and found no evidence to support them. Crossrail has written to Unite on several occasions to update them on industry and health safety issues but has yet to receive a response.”

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