2 People Hurt in Manhole Explosion in East Harlem: FDNY - NBC New York

2 People Hurt in Manhole Explosion in East Harlem: FDNY

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    Two Injured in Manhole Blast

    Two contractors were working in a manhole when something exploded in front of their faces. Wale Aliyu reports. (Published Saturday, July 29, 2017)

    A manhole explosion in East Harlem injured two people on Saturday, fire officials said. 

    The victims were contractors for Con Edison and suffered burns to their faces, Con Ed said. They were conscious and taken to Harlem Hospital and their conditions weren't known. 

    The manhole exploded at Second Avenue and East 110th Street at about 2:30 p.m. 

    Witnesses say there was a loss of electricity nearby.

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    The contractors were moving underground telephone lines when the explosion happened.

    Con Ed didn't yet know what caused it. 

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