Worker dies in East New York manhole explosion

(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.

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."

Co-Worker Survives Explosion

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

The former rookie officer was convicted for shooting 1 Group gathers to commemorate Liang trial
Staking out his ground ahead of a fiscal 2 Obama to GOP: Halt automatic spending cuts
Nassau Police say they arrested a 23-year-old man 3 Police: Uber driver beaten unconscious by passenger
An upstate lawmaker wants to designate baseball as 4 Word on the Street: The official sport of NY
Jerimiah Rivera was initially taken to Brookdale Hospital 5 NYPD: Pit bulls attack young boy in East New York

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE