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Construction Worker Suffers Burns in Explosion Near Houston’s Lancaster Hotel


A construction worker suffered burns yesterday morning in connection with an explosion near the Lancaster Hotel in downtown Houston, Texas.

Explosion Occurred in Underground Electrical Vault

The Houston Fire Department responded to reports of a high -rise fire at the hotel, located at 701 Texas Avenue, shortly after 11:30 a.m. on August 20th.

Crews arriving on the scene discovered smoke coming from an underground electrical vault where an explosion had occurred.

The force of the blast blew off the cover, allowing fire to escape to the sidewalk.

Construction Worker Sustained Burns to Arms and Back

No smoke was found in the hotel itself, which is currently closed for renovations.

However, flames did come in contact with a construction worker who had been standing on a nearby scaffold.

The unidentified worker was transferred to the hospital with burns to his back and arms. His condition has not been disclosed.

No other injuries were reported.

It’s not yet known what caused the explosion.

As of yesterday afternoon, the Houston Fire Department had turned the scene over to an electric company.

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