Oh deer. Talk about a feel-good story.
Con Ed says two cables caught fire on Amsterdam Avenue from 131st Street to 133rd Street. The fire caused some of the manhole covers to blow off, Con Ed said.
Residents who were home at the time say they heard what sounded like fireworks and then saw sparks shooting outside their windows.
Turns out it was a false alarm. After spending three hours scrambling to rescue what was believed to be a man who fell down a manhole in Jersey City, rescuers came up with garbage.
The village of Tarrytown endangered its workers — including two men who died in a manhole — by allowing them to enter dangerous spaces without proper training and equipment, the state Labor Dept. said Friday.
In the murky lull after the morning rain, the FDNY was out along a four-block stretch of Joralemon Street.
Tarrytown officials concluded Thursday that the tragic deaths of two friends killed by toxic fumes inside a manhole over Labor Day Weekend could have been avoided.
Anthony Ruggiero and John Kelly, childhood friends, both fell victim to toxic fumes they encountered while in a waste sewer line, 15-feet below ground, at the rear of a local firehouse.
A firefighter who climbed down into a manhole to try to rescue a worker apparently was overcome by fumes and died along with the man he tried to save.