Two Workers Hurt in West Side Explosion

The blast occurred at a construction site on 14th Street and 10th Avenue

Monday, Jun 4, 2012  |  Updated 10:09 AM EDT
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Two Workers Hurt in West Side Explosion

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Two workers were injured Friday morning in an explosion at a Chelsea construction site, according to the fire department.

The blast occurred after 10 a.m. at a construction site on 14th Street and 10th Avenue, fire officials said. Firefighters and emergency service workers are on the scene. 

The injured workers were taken to Bellevue Hospital with injuries that were not life-threatening, officials said. The cause of the explosion is not known at this time. 

Many people in the neighborhood took to Twitter after the blast.

"A huge BOOM and firetrucks near Chelsea Market, " wrote Stephanie Wiseman on Twitter. "Anyone know what happened?"

Some nearby buildings, such as 450 W. 15th St., were evacuated after the blast.

“The whole building at Milk Studios shook," Cory Lonas, who works at 450 W. 15th St, told NBC 4 New York via Twitter. "Everyone evacuated after the smell of burned plastic filled the building.”

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