Skip to comments.Apparent bast (sic) at San Diego hotel under construction injures 12 workers
Posted on 05/19/2008 4:07:05 PM PDT by NormsRevenge
SAN DIEGO - An apparent blast rocked a Hilton hotel under construction today and a fire official said a dozen workers were injured. Two of the injured were in critical condition, eight had serious injuries and two had minor injuries, said fire spokesman Maurice Luque.
Injuries ranged from burns to impacts of flying debris, he said. However, the building did not burn, he said.
About four lower floors of the waterfront skyscraper near the San Diego Convention Center showed serious damage and debris littered a driveway beneath the area.
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I hate it when basts happen!
13 hurt in blast at bayfront hotel under construction
not sure of exact cause,, but.. that sounds very possible.
ap update excerpt below from another site
San Diego hotel under construction damaged by apparent blast
UCSD Medical Center was treating 10 injured, said Dr. Irving Jacoby, attending emergency room physician. Three were in the burn unit, one with burns over 35 percent of his body.
“They talked about a bright light and an intense heat,” said Dr. Bruce Potenza of the hospital’s burn unit.
San Diego Deputy Fire-Rescue Chief Perry Peake said the blast appeared to be “some sort of mechanical failure or gas explosion.”
“We want to rule out all possibilities before making an official report, but we’re pretty confident that’s how it’s going to come out,” he said.
The blast happened in a “mechanical area” of the building containing gas, electric and other utilities, Peake said.
The blast damaged floors four through seven of the building, Mayor Jerry Sanders said.