Caught On Cam Fatal Blast

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Wednesday, January 19, 2011 - 10:56am

Camera rolls as gas leak ignites, killing one utility worker and wounding several more.

One person is dead and several others are wounded following a gas line exploded in Philadelphia.

A camera crew was on the scene at the time of the blast captured the explosion on video.

Utility crews and firefighters had responded to reports of a strong gas odor in the area minutes before the explosion.

The blast destroyed one building, damaged another and sparked a raging fire.

The utility worker who was killed was found after fire crews knocked down the flames.

Four other workers and a firefighter were all transported from the scene.

Two of the workers are in critical condition.

Before the blast about 20 nearby homes and nearby businesses were evacuated to a Red Cross shelter as a precaution.
 

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