2 PECO Employees Burned in Fire
A flash fire at an underground PECO substation on 23rd and Market streets sent two employees to the hospital yesterday afternoon.
According to CBS Philly, a company employee and a contractor were working on electrical equipment. One of the workers, who is 35, was treated at the Temple University Burn Unit for second- and third-degree burns and is reportedly in stable condition. The second worker, who is 40 years old, was taken to Presbyterian Hospital, having suffered superficial burns to his face and hand. Eight PECO customers lost power as a result of the accident.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration was notified of the incident and initiated its investigation this morning. The administration will have six months to release its findings. Public Utility Commission spokesman Nils Hagen-Frederiksen confirmed that agency is also investigating the incident.