2 construction workers injured in electrical fire at Atlantic Station Midtown high-rise

271 17th Street NW on Nov. 18, 2023.

Atlanta Police and the Fire Rescue Department said they flocked to a high rise building in Atlantic Station after reports of an explosion on Saturday.

A spokesperson from the police department told FOX 5 there were several people injured at 271 17th Street NW. Atlanta Fire released an update stating two workers were electrocuted while "performing routine electrical system upgrades on the 15th floor at the location."

Firefighters said the two workers suffered from severe electrical shock just after 3 p.m. The electrocution sparked a small fire that was contained to the 15th floor due to the working sprinkler system, according to their release.

A spokesperson for Atlantic Station released the following statement to FOX 5:

"This afternoon, at the 271 17th Street office building, an electrical construction incident occurred, which started a small fire that was quickly contained by the building's fire suppression system. There was not an explosion, as erroneously reported. Two workers were injured in the incident, both of whom are in stable condition and are still under medical care. We are continuing to monitor their conditions. 

"We appreciate the quick response from first responders and the 271 building and Atlantic Station management teams."

Sen. Jon Ossoff's Atlanta office is located in the building. His team released the following statement on his behalf:

"Our office is grateful to Atlanta Fire and Rescue and all law enforcement who responded today. Senator Ossoff and our team are keeping the injured workers in our prayers."