Authorities confirmed that two people were injured in an explosion that occurred at a highrise building in Atlanta, which housed the office of a U.S. Senator and other businesses.
According to the Atlanta Fire Department and the Atlanta Police Department, law enforcement responded to reports of a person down after being electrocuted after an explosion at a high-rise in Atlantic Station on Saturday at 3:08 p.m.
When the fire department arrived, they discovered two electrical workers who were “suffering severe electric shock.”
Authorities confirmed that the explosion did not occur in the office of U.S. Senator Jon Ossoff (D-Ga.).
“Our office would like to thank Atlanta Fire and Rescue and the law enforcement agencies who responded today. “Senator Ossoff, our team, and I are praying for the injured workers,” said a spokesperson from Sen. Ossoff’s office in a press release.
According to the Atlanta Fire Department, routine electrical work was being performed on the 15th floor.
A small fire was contained in a room due to an explosion.
Fire department officials said that the two injured workers were taken to a local hospital and transported in critical condition.