Midtown Manhattan, NY – Two people Injured as Smoke Billows up from Several Manholes
Midtown Manhattan, NY (April 24, 2019) – According to authorities in Manhattan, smoke was reported to have been seen pouring out of several manholes on Wednesday morning, April 24th, resulting in the injuries of at least two people. The incident was stated to have taken place along East 32nd Street, between Madison Avenue and Fifth Avenue, at approximately 10:00 a.m.
While the cause and exact nature of the incident has not been stated at this time, emergency crews were able to verify that one Con Edison worker and one firefighter sustained injuries. The injuries suffered by both parties are believed to be relatively minor, although further information is currently pending.
According to police, the incident resulted in heavy traffic delays as responders worked the scene. Authorities are likely to be conducting a thorough investigation into this incident as no further information has been provided.
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After such an event, it is important to understand that you may have the right to be compensated, especially if your suffering has been caused by the actions of another party or other entity. At Hach & Rose, we are here for you 24/7 to answer any questions you may have at this time. If you have suffered injuries in a New York fire or explosion due to no fault of your own, please call 212-779-0057 today.
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