Arc flash accident at Air Force base
Two people were injured in an industrial accident at Offutt Airforce Base near Bellevue, Nebraska. The injured were working on an electrical circuit around 2:30 p.m. when the accident occurred.
Both suffered burns after an arc flash occurred causing a flash fire, pressure blast and sound blast.
Officials with Offutt said one person injured was a member of the 55th Wing Civil Engineering Squadron and the other was an Omaha Public Power District employee.
Both patients were transported off the base to area hospitals. They were both conscious and alert at the time of transport.