UPDATE 1:37 p.m.: Carilion Clinic states a employee is staying taken care of for accidents following studies of a “possible explosion” at the hospital Thursday early morning.

In accordance to a assertion shared with WFXR News by Carilion officials, a worker at the Crystal Spring Tower building website was testing the stress of a pipe when the pipe failed, injuring the worker all-around 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, July 15.

In addition to employees from the clinic, users of Roanoke Hearth-EMS responded to the internet site to assist with the hurt employee.

“There are no other accidents, and thankfully each the Carilion employees that were in our emergency section at the time in addition to the to start with responders, Roanoke Hearth-EMS had been there very immediately,” claimed Chris Turnbull, Sr. Dir. of Company Communications and Operational Continuity Carilion Clinic.

WFXR News has acquired the worker is in fair situation and not a Carillion worker but is effective for a contractor.

“None of our operations have been interrupted, and the design website is operating commonly,” explained Christopher Turnbull, senior director of company communications and operational continuity for Carilion Clinic. “Right now, our target is on helping the wounded employee.”

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


UPDATE 12:53 p.m.: Officials have verified that 1 employee was wounded after Thursday morning’s “possible explosion” at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Healthcare facility.

In accordance to Carilion Clinic spokesperson, Chris Turnbull, the worker was accomplishing a examination on a line at the time of the incident, but it has not been established what type of line was getting examined.

The worker was brought to the emergency space and their accidents are however staying evaluated as of this crafting.


ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) — Initially responders have been sent to the scene of a “possible explosion” at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Clinic that still left a person individual hurt Thursday early morning.

Just right after 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, July 15, Roanoke Fire-EMS suggests crews ended up dispatched to the development area at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital for a doable explosion affiliated with ongoing design actions.

Through their investigation, hearth officers say they established that a line unsuccessful all through an air examination.

1 patient was transported, but the division claims there is no ongoing hazard at this time.