Saturday, December 10, 2005

News from New York #18: Hazards of the Streets

Via The New York Daily News:
At least a dozen dogs were jolted yesterday when they stepped on an electrically charged sidewalk on the upper East Side, witnesses said.

None of the animals or their owners was injured, but the incidents raised fears that the streets of New York are still dangerous in foul weather.

Con Ed stepped up repairs and inspections of underground cables two years ago after 30-year-old Jodie Lane was killed when she stepped onto an electrified cable cover on E. 11th St. while walking her dogs...

Con Ed also was investigating two manhole explosions that destroyed a van in Brooklyn.

The explosions on Fifth Ave. in Park Slope within 10 minutes of each other sent pedestrians fleeing for cover, but there were no injuries.
Technorati Tags: News from New York, Electricity, Explosions

No comments: