Maintenance worker, employee burned in explosion, fire at White Castle in New Jersey

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Friday, April 29, 2022
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Anthony Johnson has more after a maintenance worker and employee were burned at an explosion at a White Castle in New Jersey.

ELIZABETH, New Jersey (WABC) -- A maintenance worker and an employee were burned in an explosion and fire at a White Castle in New Jersey Friday morning.

It happened just after 11 a.m. at the restaurant location on Westfield Avenue in Elizabeth.

Officials say that some landscapers were working on the property and using a substance that got into the electrical system.

Then, an employee tells Eyewitness News that a worker was plugging something in when there was an explosion and his back was burned.

One of the landscapers also suffered burns on his hand.

There was thick smoke inside the restaurant, and four people inside made their way out.

The victims were taken to the hospital for treatment.

The extend of their injuries is unknown.

Firefighters arrived and extinguished the two-alarm blaze.

The fire damage is near the back of the fast food restaurant, where investigators were trying to find the cause.

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