3 hurt in ‘electrical incident’ at Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum: FDNY

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NEW YORK, NY – JUNE 03: General view of the atmosphere at the New York Magazine and Kahlua Summer Shake Up on the Intrepid on June 3, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Craig Barritt/Getty Images for New York Magazine)

NEW YORK (PIX11) – Three people were injured Tuesday in an electrical incident at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum on Manhattan’s West Side, according to the FDNY.

All three people were working on the grounds of the museum when the transformer incident happened around 11:30 a.m.  According to the FDNY, the workers were on the grounds, not the ship itself when they were hurt.

They were working on the museum’s electrical system when they were shocked.  Officials confirmed that they were not employed by Con Edison.

Two of the workers suffered severe burns to their arms and were taken to Cornell Medical Center, the third was being evaluated at the scene and will likely be hospitalized.

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