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Explosion at Bentley Laboratories in Edison Injures 2

New Jersey State Police North Star Medevac Helicopter transports burn victim from Bentley Laboraties explosion in Edison to the St. Barnabas Hospital Burn Unit in Livingston. Credits: Photo Courtesy of Tim Castleton
New Jersey State Police North Star Medevac Helicopter transports burn victim from Bentley Laboraties explosion in Edison to the St. Barnabas Hospital Burn Unit in Livingston. Credits: Photo Courtesy of Tim Castleton

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.

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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.

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