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Employee Suffers 3rd-Degree Burns Inside Tewksbury Market Basket

TEWKSBURY (CBS) – A Market Basket employee has been flown to a Boston hospital after suffering 2nd and 3rd degree burns inside the Tewksbury supermarket Monday morning.

Tewksbury Fire Chief Michael Hazel said first responders were called to the Market Basket at Oakdale Plaza at about 11 a.m. for an incident that happened inside the supermarket.

A 57-year-old male worker with electrical burns was taken by medical helicopter to Massachusetts General Hospital. Hazel said the employee was working on an electrical cabinet when it shorted, burning his upper body and face.

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The burn victim is taken to a medical helicopter. (WBZ)

The injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.

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