Staff Reporter

Computer technician burned in explosion

PUBLISHED : Monday, 25 April, 2011, 12:00am
UPDATED : Monday, 25 April, 2011, 12:00am

A 47-year-old man suffered serious burns in a rare industrial accident in Causeway Bay yesterday. The technician was burned on his face, chest and hands in an explosion as he installed computers at the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China's Citicorp Centre branch at around 1pm. He was connecting several cables to a computer system on the 6th floor of the centre. Firemen said the blast was probably caused by a battery short circuit in equipment he was using.