Cause of East New York manhole blast still unknown

The cause of the manhole explosion that killed a Con Ed worker is still being investigated Friday, a day after the accident. George Dillman was killed Thursday afternoon while he was working about 10

News 12 Staff

Oct 10, 2008, 11:32 PM

Updated 5,705 days ago

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Cause of East New York manhole blast still unknown
The cause of the manhole explosion that killed a Con Ed worker is still being investigated Friday, a day after the accident.
George Dillman was killed Thursday afternoon while he was working about 10 feet underground on a 120 volt cable. Witnesses say his partner, Craig Penney, could do nothing to help Dillman as flames began to shoot up.
Dillman's colleagues honored him by scrawling messages on a burnt Con Ed hard hat, which hangs above a small memorial at Euclid and Sutter avenues, the site of the explosion.
A spokesman for Con Ed says the utility is cooperating fully with a joint federal-state investigation into the blast.


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