Northeast Philadelphia Gas Main Explosion

On Tuesday, January 18, 2011, a gas main exploded in Northeast Philadelphia, injuring three Pennsylvania Gas Works employees and a firefighter. A Philadelphia Gas Works employee was also killed in the explosion. The workers and firefighter had responded to a gas and water main break in the Tacony neighborhood, and were working at the scene when the explosion occurred. The injured workers are being treated at Aria-Torresdale Hospital for burns and injuries to the air passages. The explosion has forced 15-20 households to be evacuated, including 24 people from a senior care home.

Pennsylvania workers’ compensation attorney at Calhoon and Kaminsky P.C., can help determine if you are entitled to workers’ compensation benefits.

Source: The Washington Post, January 19, 2011