Crossed wires shock fire-alarm worker near Amtrak line in Roslindale

The Boston Fire Department reports one of its fire-box workers received electrical shocks around 11:20 a.m. near where Canterbury Street crosses the Northeast Corridor when the non-powered wires he and a partner were working on came in contact with a 25,000-volt Amtrak wire.

Bot Fire Alarm Construction workers were taken to Brigham and Women's hospital to be checked out but have been released, the department says. Although only one received a shock, the other reported a loud "bell ringing. The department says that was "a result of being in close proximity to where the shock happened; it caused a loud bang."

The two were working on a non-electrified wire that is part of the city's call-box network at the time.



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