Jackhammer worker injured in downtown Denver blast

June 22, 2019 GMT

DENVER (AP) — An explosion that blew at least two manhole covers into the air in downtown Denver injured a worker and triggered fire alarms in a nearby office building.

The accident happened around midday Friday.

Xcel Energy spokesman Mark Stutz tells The Denver Post a contractor hit an underground electric line with a jackhammer. The worker’s condition wasn’t disclosed.

Firefighters say an electrical fire burned beneath a street, shutting down traffic in part of downtown. Officials say they’re investigating what happened.



Information from: The Denver Post, http://www.denverpost.com