Second Ave. subway blast sends debris eight stories high – NY Daily News

A volcano-like eruption Tuesday spewed chunks of concrete and bedrock as high as eight stories when an underground dynamite blast on the Second Ave. subway project went stunningly awry.

The eruption happened at 12:45 p.m., turning the intersection of E. 72nd St and Second Ave. into what appeared to be a war zone.

“It was like the finale of a fireworks display, but right there in my face,” said John Wilson, 69, of Wilmington, N.C., who was out exercising a new hip implant when the explosion happened.

Miraculously, no one was injured by the subterranean mishap that left a crater in the fenced-off construction site on the northwest corner of the intersection.

via Second Ave. subway blast sends debris eight stories high – NY Daily News.

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