A spokeswoman for Atlanta Gas Light confirmed that a construction contractor was working on a gas line in the basement of the building prior to the explosion. Woodstock fire officials said the explosion caused “extensive damage” to the building’s basement, including walls and doors that were blown out.
A spokeswoman for Holbrook said residents live in the community, but that the building where the explosion occurred is still being built. The worker went to the hospital for observation at the urging of coworkers and is expected to be back on the job Friday, she said in an emailed statement.
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