ATLANTA, GA – An explosion in a high-rise building in downtown Atlanta resulted in severe injuries to two individuals. The building is notable for housing the office of U.S. Senator Jon Ossoff. However, authorities have clarified that the incident has no connection to the Senator’s office.
The Atlanta Fire Department and the Atlanta Police Department responded to an emergency call regarding a person who had been electrocuted in the aftermath of an explosion at the Atlantic Station high-rise. The incident happened on Saturday afternoon, around 3:08 p.m.
Fire department officials, upon arriving at the scene, found two electrical workers who had sustained severe electrical shocks.
The building is home to the state office of U.S. Senator Jon Ossoff, a Georgia Democrat. A representative from Senator Ossoff’s office expressed gratitude to the Atlanta Fire and Rescue team and all other law enforcement agencies for their swift response. They also mentioned that the Senator and his team prayed for the injured workers.
The Atlanta Fire Department has attributed the explosion to routine electrical work being performed on the 15th floor of the building. The blast triggered a sprinkler head, successfully containing a small fire in a single room.
The injured workers were rushed to a local hospital and are reported to be in a critical state.