Worker burned at county building

HUDSON COUNTY — County officials airlifted a steel worker to the Saint Barnabas Medical Center Burn Unit in Livingston as a precaution after he had suffered second degree burns to his legs and knees while working on a county building in Kearny.
County spokesperson Jim Kennelly said the action was taken as a precaution after sparks ignited his paints while the man was working inside a building at 110 South Hackensack Ave.
Kennelly said federal and state authorities were notified, and that inspectors from the federal Occupational Health and Safety Administration will be coming to the site to review the safety precautions.
Kennelly said this is routine when a worker injured.
The county building is currently being renovated for use as a garage to house emergency vehicles and uses for the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office, part of an overall strategy for reorganizing many of the county’s resources in Kearny, Jersey City and Secaucus.

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