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Person injured during construction work at Carilion Roanoke Memorial

One person was injured during a construction work incident at Carilion Roanoke Memorial.
One person was injured during a construction work incident at Carilion Roanoke Memorial.(WDBJ7)
Published: Jul. 15, 2021 at 12:18 PM EDT
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ROANOKE, Va. (WDBJ) - One person was injured Thursday morning during a construction incident at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital.

Roanoke Fire-EMS was dispatched to the construction area at the hospital around 11:30 a.m., for a possible explosion related to ongoing work.

While investigating, they determined that a line failed while crew members were testing the pressure with an air test. One person was injured and taken to the hospital for treatment.

Fire-EMS said there is no impact at the hospital and no ongoing hazard.

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