Construction equipment battery explodes, closing police HQ
Tina Grady Barbaccia | September 25, 2013
The battery in a piece of construction equipment located in the lobby of Columbus, Ohio, police headquarters exploded last night, causing the building to be evacuated and streets in the Downtown Columbus area to be shut down for about 5 hours, according to a Columbus Dispatch report.
The battery in the equipment, about the size of a truck battery, powered a hydraulic ladder that was being used to add insulation the inside of the building, Columbus Division of Police Chief Kim Jacobs said, according to the Dispatch report.
FBI and anti-terrorism investigators were brought in, according to the report, but there was no indication of an attack on the building. No one was hurt and no damage occurred.
The explosion caused no damage to the department’s emergency and non-emergency lines, Fox News reported.
MORE FROM News & Analysis
- Report: Just 6 Percent of 2013 federal-aid funding went into new roads & bridges382 Views
- 2014 Better Roads Bridge Inventory339 Views
- One killed, four injured after bridge collapses at college327 Views
- Highway Trust Fund: Who’s in and who’s out in next Congress218 Views
- Tracked electric vehicles the future of transportation?189 Views