YOU READ IT HERE FIRST: An electrician was airlifted to St. Barnabas Hospital in Livingston with burns on more than 40 percent of his body after an electrical box flashed while he was doing work on a Lyndhurst tire dealer’s fire suppression system.
Michael Young, 50, of Bayville was working on a subpanel at Dealer Tire on Valley Brook Avenue when the accident occurred just minutes before noon today, Lyndhurst Police Chief James O’Connor said .
“The main electrical box flashed and he was burned,” O’Connor told CLIFFVIEW PILOT .
Emergency workers quickly got Young to the Matera Field landing zone and a copter that whisked him to the hospital.
The incident is being investigated by OSHA and both the Lyndhurst police and building departments.
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