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Philadelphia Pays Homage To Gas Worker Killed In Explosion

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The aftermath of a natural gas blast in Tacony in January, 2011.  (Credit: Jim Melwert)

The aftermath of a natural gas blast in Tacony in January, 2011. (Credit: Jim Melwert)

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PHILADELPHIA (CBS) - Flags are flying at half-staff in Philadelphia today in honor of the PGW employee killed in Tuesday night’s gas explosion in the Tacony section of the city.

Mark Keeley, 19, had been on the job for only a few months.  He started working at PGW in September, shortly after graduating from Cardinal Dougherty High School.

The gas main explosion injured four other PGW employees and a Philadelphia firefighter.  Three of the victims are still in the hospital in critical condition (see previous story).

The cause of the deadly blast is under investigation.

Reported by Margie Smith, KYW Newsradio 1060.

 

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