A construction worker was injured late Thursday morning when there was a natural gas explosion at a work site off Ga. Highway 92 in Woodstock.

The worker was taken to Wellstar Kennestone Medical Center in Marietta for and later released.

According to a news release from the city of Woodstock:

The explosion took place at 11:32 a.m. at 13682 Ga. Highway 92, where Holbrook of Woodstock senior living community is under construction.

The explosion took place as workers were flushing natural gas lines. The source of ignition of the gas is unknown. The explosion is being investigated by the office of state insurance commissioners, Woodstock Fire Department, Atlanta Gas Light and the state Public Service Commission.

The blast caused significant damage to the basement level of the building, but no collapse occurred.

“The site’s proximity to Fire Station 10 meant our firefighters and EMTs could respond especially quickly to this emergency,” said Woodstock Fire Chief Dave Soumas. “We’re very happy that there were not more serious injuries due to the nature of this explosion.”

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