Explosion at Google facility leaves three people in critical condition: reports
Added 08-09-22 11:18:03am EST - “"We are aware of an electrical incident that took place today at Google's data center in Council Bluffs, Iowa, injuring three people onsite who are now being treated," Google said.?” - Nypost.com
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A Google data center in Iowa was rocked by an electrical explosion on Monday, leaving three people in critical condition with serious burns, according to reports.
Three electricians were working on a substation near the buildings at the data center on Monday when they were hit with an electrical explosion — also known as an arc flash — the Council Bluffs, Iowa police department told SFGATE.
First responders were then dispatched to the data center at 11:59 a.m. in response to reports of an “electrical incident,” Council Bluffs fire department assistant chief Jim Wood told the Omaha World-Herald.
Two burn victims were taken to a local hospital via ambulance, while one had to be evacuated in a helicopter, according to the report. Wood told the newspaper that all three victims were awake and able to speak.
Google said in a statement to SFGATE: “We are aware of an electrical incident that took place today at Google’s data center in Council Bluffs, Iowa, injuring three people onsite who are now being treated.”
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