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Explosion at Ramapo College Injures Construction Worker

By rlsmetro on
Mahwah

Officials for the Occupational Safety and Health Administration are investigating an explosion that injured a worker on a college campus in Mahway Tuesday morning. 

According to a statement released by Ramapo College officials, early Tuesday morning, there was an incident at the Learning Commons Library construction site where workers were conducting a standard pressure test on the chiller line on the second floor of the building. 

Officials said a gasket failed and struck, hitting a construction worker, causing serious but non-fatal injuries. 

According to Ramapo College officials, the unidentified was transported via ambulance to Hackensack University Medical Center for treatment. 

Officials said they are working with the Mahwah fire and police departments and the college and its contractors have temporarily shut down the construction until OSHA representatives conduct an assessment.

College operations are expected to proceed as scheduled for the day Ramapo Colleg officials said. 

IMAGE: Ramapo College Website