Two Boston Fire Dept. members injured in electrical incident


ROSLINDALE, Mass. ( – Two members of the Boston Fire Department were injured in an electrical incident on Canterbury Street in Roslindale late Friday morning.

The Boston Fire Department tweeted that members of the department's Fire Alarm Construction Crew were working on overhead wires in close proximity to an overpass for the commuter rail when the incident occurred. Boston FD said a section of the wire they were working on hit a 25,000 volt line that powers the commuter rail.

One of the workers was shocked. The other experienced a ringing in his ears that fire officials said could have been a result of being in close proximity to where the shock happened.

The workers were taken to Brigham and Women's Hospital with injuries that were not life-threatening.

Video from SkyFox showed nearly a dozen Boston fire vehicles as well as a number of Boston Police cruisers and a utility truck parked near a railroad overpass in the area. The overpass appeared to be closed and traffic was being directed to other streets.

AMTRAK and NSTAR also responded to the scene.

Boston Fire tweeted that the Alarm Construction crew maintains street pull boxes.