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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 suspend ground breaking activity

''As is standard procedure on Crossrail following an incident - in this case a cable strike incident - Crossrail has suspended any activity which involves breaking ground such as piling or utility excavation until we are fully confident that it safe to proceed. Such suspensions usually last for several days''

– Crossrail spokesman

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