Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Developing: Construction Accident At 2d Avenue Subway Project

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.

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