Reports are coming in that there was some kind of construction accident a few minutes ago at the 2d Avenue Subway construction site at 72nd Street. There was a large plume of smoke and reports of damage to adjoining sidewalks and buildings.
This would appear to be in the vicinity of where a subway station cavern was being carved out by a combination of excavation and explosive demolitions.
There's no word of injuries, but emergency crews are on the scene.
As more information becomes available, I will update.
Fox 5 is reporting that an overloaded air compressor was involved in the explosion. However, other news outlets, including CBS News, are saying that it was a controlled demolition blast that went awry.
Labels: 2d Avenue Subway, construction accidents, infrastructure, MTA