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House explosion in Lancaster County kills UGI worker, injures two

Written by The Associated Press | Jul 3, 2017 4:17 AM
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(Lancaster) -- Authorities say a blast believed to have been a gas explosion leveled a Lancaster County home, killing one utility worker and injuring two other employees.

A coroner was called to the scene after the explosion reported at about 12:15 p.m. yesterday in Manor Township near Millersville.

UGI Utilities spokesman Joseph Swope says one worker was killed and two others were injured. One was taken to a hospital. Swope said the workers were responding to reports of a gas odor in the neighborhood.

A blast believed to have been a gas explosion leveled a Manor Township home in Lancaster County Sunday afternoon. Lancaster Township Fire Department

 

In a writing statement, UGI said its entire family is deeply saddened by this tragic event:

"Our thoughts are with the family of our fellow employee who lost his life as well as our employees who were injured, and their families. UGI is working through our employee assistance program to provide grief counseling to employees and employee family members, as well as the American Red Cross to provide assistance to individuals affected by the incident."

Rescue workers said a resident was evacuated from the home before the explosion.

The name of the worker who was killed wasn't immediately released.

The conditions of the injured workers weren't immediately clear.

 

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