Explosion Sends DLC Employee To Hospital

An underground explosion inside a manhole on New Beaver Avenue sent one man to the hospital with burns.

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- A Duquesne Light employee is being treated for burns after an explosion in a manhole he was working in on the north side. First responders were called to the scene around 11:00 this morning. Duquesne Light says the employee was working in the manhole when a cable failed and called it an isolated incident. Back in March, Duquesne Light says insulation failure led to smoke rising from a manhole cover along 5th Avenue.