A Gas Explosion killed a gas worker in Philadelphia tonight. The explosion was caught on video. Firefighters were called out to Disston Street near Torresdale Avenue at 7:20 pm for a smell of gas. Firefighters arrived at 7:26 pm. The explosion occurred at 7:36 pm. Four other gas workers and 1 firefighter are reported injured.
The explosion was caught on tape by NBC or Fox…both are claiming it! There are more videos after the jump (here)
A giant explosion rocked the Tacony Section of Philadelphia Tuesday night claiming the life of gas worker, PGW sources said.
The deadly blast happened as crews were working to patch a high-pressure gas main break.
“The street is all blown up,” Mayor Michael Nutter said.
The dramatic blast that sent flames and sparks high into the sky was caught on tape by an NBC10 videographer on the scene.
The body of a PGW employee was found after flames calmed down, according to sources.