Worker dies in East New York manhole explosion

EAST NEW YORK - (AP) - One Consolidated Edison worker has died and another is injured following a manhole explosion in Brooklyn.

The workers were splicing cable at 12:45 p.m. Thursday when theexplosion occurred in the borough's East New York section.

Con Edison spokesman Chris Olert says the accident killed 26-year-old George J. Dillman. His co-worker, 28-year-old Craig M. Penney, was treated at a hospital and released.

The fatally injured worker was trapped in the manhole.

The cause is being investigated.

Con Edison said in a statement: "We are deeply saddened bytoday's tragedy in Brooklyn involving two of our employees."

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