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UPDATE: Explosion From Manhole Sends Male to the Hospital with Burn Injuries

Date: April 11, 2021
Incident Type: Accident
Location: Zone 1
Summary:

UPDATE/NB : Firefighters with the Pittsburgh Bureau of Fire also responded to this incident. 
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Original blotter entry:


Pittsburgh Police from Zone 1 and EMS responded to the 2800 block of New Beaver Avenue for reports of an explosion just before 11:15 a.m.

Medics located a male who was working in a manhole when there was some type of explosion underground.

The patient was alert and conscious when he was transported to the hospital in stable condition with burn injuries to the face.

Any inquiries about the exact cause should be directed to Duquesne Light.


Reporting PIO:
Cara Cruz

2021-04-11
PIO@pittsburghpa.gov