Manhole Explosion in East Harlem injures Several People, FDNY Says

AMNY - July 30, 2017

by Lauren Cook

Two Con Edison workers were rushed to the hospital after a manhole exploded in East Harlem Saturday afternoon, the FDNY said.

The explosion happened around 2:30 p.m. at Second Avenue and East 110th Street, according to an FDNY spokeswoman.

The victims, both contractors for the utility company, suffered flash burns to their faces, according to a Con Edison spokesman. They were taken to Harlem Hospital Center in stable condition, fire officials said.

The cause of the explosion is under review, Con Ed said.