UPDATE 1:37 p.m.: Carilion Clinic states a worker is getting treated for injuries following experiences of a “possible explosion” at the healthcare facility Thursday early morning.

In accordance to a assertion shared with WFXR Information by Carilion officials, a employee at the Crystal Spring Tower development web-site was testing the force of a pipe when the pipe failed, injuring the employee around 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, July 15.

In addition to employees from the hospital, members of Roanoke Hearth-EMS responded to the website to support with the wounded employee.

“There are no other accidents, and fortunately equally the Carilion workers that were being in our crisis division at the time in addition to the 1st responders, Roanoke Fire-EMS ended up there incredibly promptly,” said Chris Turnbull, Sr. Dir. of Corporate Communications and Operational Continuity Carilion Clinic.

WFXR News has acquired the worker is in truthful affliction and not a Carillion staff but performs for a contractor.

“None of our functions have been interrupted, and the design web page is operating typically,” explained Christopher Turnbull, senior director of corporate communications and operational continuity for Carilion Clinic. “Right now, our focus is on encouraging the hurt worker.”

Carilion officials say they will be investigating the cause of the pipe failure.


UPDATE 12:53 p.m.: Officers have confirmed that 1 worker was wounded immediately after Thursday morning’s “possible explosion” at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Medical center.

In accordance to Carilion Clinic spokesperson, Chris Turnbull, the employee was carrying out a exam on a line at the time of the incident, but it has not been decided what kind of line was remaining examined.

The employee was introduced to the unexpected emergency space and their accidents are nonetheless staying evaluated as of this creating.


ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) — Very first responders have been despatched to the scene of a “possible explosion” at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Clinic that still left just one particular person wounded Thursday early morning.

Just right after 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, July 15, Roanoke Fire-EMS claims crews were being dispatched to the building place at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Medical center for a probable explosion affiliated with ongoing construction activities.

In the course of their investigation, fire officials say they determined that a line unsuccessful all through an air examination.

One particular client was transported, but the department states there is no ongoing hazard at this time.