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One Man Injured In Explosion At Main Street Construction Site

Apr 04, 2016 02:50PM ● By Bill Gilman

This Main Street location was the site of a small explosion that sent one man to the hospital on Monday. (WBZ TV Twitter Photo)

An explosion at a Main Street construction site Monday morning sent one person to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

According to information provided by the State Fire Marshal's office, the incident took place around 8:30 a.m. at a construction project going up near1418 Main St. Tewksbury firefighters responded to the scene after a report of a fire in the back of a commercial box truck.

According to the Fire Marshal, the truck contained two commercial power washing units. The truck was owned by Atlantic Power Cleaning.

In an interview with WBZ-TV, Rev. Dwight Hoeberechts of the nearby Church of St. William said he was he and a small group of parishoners heard the explosion, and described it as a “little loud boom.”

The cause of the explosion is being investigated by Tewksbury Fire, Tewksbury Police and State Police assigned to the Office of the State Fire Marshal. In addition, the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is conducting an investigation as a work-related injury.

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