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Explosion at Bentley Laboratories in Edison Injures 2

Marc Krauss

Wednesday, August 20, 2014 • 9:30pm

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.

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