- Associated Press - Thursday, May 7, 2015

TARRYTOWN, N.Y. (AP) - Federal authorities have opened an investigation after a Tappan Zee Bridge project worker was burned while fueling a crew boat.

The Journal News reports (https://lohud.us/1zNZnPr ) the Tappan Zee Constructors’ craft worker was fueling the boat Tuesday morning when gas vapors caught fire. Officials say the employee was taken to the hospital and is being treated for second-degree burns to his forearms.

Officials say the worker’s injuries aren’t life threatening. He wasn’t identified.

The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration opened an investigation after the incident was reported to the agency Tuesday.

The $3.9 billion project to replace the bridge is slated to be finished in 2018.

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