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Three injured, one seriously, in welding accident

State Fire Marshal
Posted at 5:00 PM, Feb 28, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-28 20:06:34-05

Three people were injured Sunday in a welding accident at a shop on Claude Viator Road in New Iberia.

A spokeswoman for the State Fire Marshal's Office tells KATC that the men were working at a mechanic shop, doing some welding work on an old boat.

Something went wrong, and a fire started, she said. Two men sustained moderate injuries and a third was very seriously injured, she said. All three were transported to area hospitals.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation, she said.