2008_10_manhfire.jpgAround 12:30 p.m., a manhole in East New York exploded with a Con Ed worker inside. The incident occurred at Euclid and Sutter Avenues, and there was heavy smoke at the scene.

The Fire Department put out the fire quickly. NY1 reports that one worker were removed while the other is still trapped and "there is no word on the extent of the injuries." Additionally Con Ed crews are at the scene (the manhole needs to be secured before any rescue/recovery can take place).

Update: The trapped worker died. A Con Edison spokesman Elizabeth Clark told WNBC that the workers were splicing cable at the time of the explosion.