Two hurt in explosion at Whitehall hotel in downtown Houston

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- Firefighters were called to the scene of an explosion at the Whitehall hotel in downtown Houston Friday afternoon.

According to HFD, three contractors were working on the electrical breaker underground at the hotel in the 1700 block of Smith when the blasts happened.

"I just walked by here 30 minutes before and I can only imagine," James Anderson said.

One suffered significant injuries, according Deputy Chief Blake White with the Houston Fire Department.

A second worker suffered hand injuries and the third was uninjured.

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