As if political unrest and other turmoil in the nation’s capital city isn’t enough, a mechanical explosion at BridgePoint Hospital resulted in extensive damage to the medical center and injured two people. Firefighters and investigators marvel that more people were not injured or even killed in the BridgePoint Hospital explosion accident at the end of an already turbulent week in Washington. D.C.
What was known by the weekend of January 30-31, 2021, was that either a generator or boiler blew, resulting in the BridgePoint Hospital explosion accident. The mechanical equipment that exploded was located in the basement of the multi-story medical center.
Officials stress that the D.C. hospital explosion was an accident and not the result of foul play. With the tensions in the city, and the dramatic events of recent weeks, city and hospital representatives want to emphasize the accidental nature of this incident.
The BridgePoint Hospital explosion accident was so severe that all five-five floors of the medical center were damages, some areas severely so. BridgePoint Hospital is a private, acute long-term care facility located in Stanton Park in Northwest Washington.
One of the injured individuals was not a patient of the medical center at the time but was admitted for treatment. Word from the hospital is that this person was released from the medical center the day of admission. The second injured individual evidently had minor injuries that did not require hospitalization. Neither of the D.C. explosion accident victims appears to have been a patient of the medical center before the blast.
The investigation into the cause of the D.C. explosion accident is ongoing. What is known as of the weekend is that when the explosion occurred in the hospital basement, the blast reverberated upwards through a shaft or chimney to the top floor of the facility. Every floor of the hospital suffered damage as a result. As of the weekend, investigators provided no information as to when they thought they would be in a position to announce the exact cause of the explosion.
Firefighters were promptly at the scene. The emergency was contained in a very short period of time, according to D.C. Fire and Emergency Medical Services. Although significant damage has been caused to the hospital, no profound structural damage has been detected. Parts of the hospital are cordoned off and will not be accessible for some time. However, overall operations at the BridgePoint Hospital remain intact despite the D.C. explosion accident.
The explosion caused no damage to nearby structures in the neighborhood. Oftentimes, a generator or boiler explosion can result in more widespread damage to surrounding buildings. IN addition, injuries and deaths many times occur not only on the grounds of the structure where the blast occurred but in surrounding areas as well.
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