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Underground Fire Injures SEPTA Transit Workers

Two SEPTA transit workers sustained burn injuries in an underground fire. The fire started when the workers checked for potential gas leaks around 12:30 pm on Wednesday, December 14, near 49th and Windsor Streets. Flames erupted from the manhole and injured both workers. One worker was released after receiving treatment for burn injuries at Penn Presbyterian Medical Center; the other worker, who is in critical condition, received more serious injuries and was transferred to Temple University Hospital’s Burn Unit. His injuries are not considered life-threatening.

According to Philadelphia Gas Works officials, an investigation is underway as to the cause of the fire. Officials further state that fire investigators did not detect a gas leak and suspect that the underground equipment used caused the fire.

If you or a loved one sustained burn injuries in a fire, our experienced Philadelphia personal injury lawyers at McCann Dillon Jaffe & Lamb, LLC can help. Contact us online or call 215-569-8488 for a free consultation. Our lawyers represent clients throughout Pennsylvania, including Delaware County and Chester County, Delaware, and New Jersey.