Arizona man seriously injured after electrical box explodes in Home Depot store

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An Arizona man is fighting for his life after being seriously injured after an electrical box exploded at Home Depot, authorities said.

Phoenix firefighters responded to the popular home improvement chain Tuesday at 10 a.m

Photos from FOX 10 showed first responders arriving at the store and beginning to assess the situation.

Firefighters said the man was working and was working in an electrical room at the back of the store when the explosion occurred.

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A man is in critical condition after an electrical box exploded Nov. 14 at Home Depot in Phoenix, authorities said. (Fox 10 Phoenix)

Crews said the unidentified victim suffered “severe burns to his face and hands” following the unexpected explosion.

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Authorities said the victim was transported to the hospital where he is in critical condition.

The store closed while firefighters worked to stop the fire from spreading throughout the busy store. Eventually, the fire was contained and the store was reopened.

Emergency responders at a Home Depot store

Phoenix firefighters said the explosion happened Tuesday at 10:07 a.m. at the store near 36th Street and Thomas Road. (Fox 10 Phoenix)

Firefighters worked to stop the fire from spreading throughout the store.

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The authorities said that no one else was injured during the incident and that the cause of the explosion is under investigation.

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