EDISON, NJ – A steam pipe erupted at shortly before 2 p.m. Wednesday at Bentley Laboratories in the Raritan Center business complex on Fieldcrest Avenue in Edison.
The Edison Police Department reports that a steam pipe within the building burst and ignited some non-hazardous liquids. However what caused the steam pipe to rupture or what the victims were doing at the time is currently under investigation.
One of the victims is a 23-year-old man from West New York who suffered second- and third-degree burns to his chest, arms and legs.
Edison Firefighters from Engine 9, JFK EMS and ALS Mercy 9 transported the victim to an awaiting New Jersey State Police North Star Medevac Helicopter and was flown to the Saint Barnabas Hospital Burn Unit in Livingston.
The second victim was a 50-year-old man from Perth Amboy who was being treated for minor injuries at Raritan Bay Medical Center.
Bentley Laboratories runs small projects and full-scale productions for the cosmetic and pharmaceutical industries.