By Theodore Parisienne Posted – 7:01PM
Two workers were rushed to Staten Island University Hospital North on Staten Island with serious burns at about 10:50AM on Tuesday.
The horrific incident occurred when a gas fed fire erupted while the workers were working inside of a manhole on Bay Ridge Parkway near 19th Avenue in the Bensonhurst section of Brooklyn.
Authorities closed down several blocks for hours as multiple teams from National Grid worked to shut down the flow of gas from the pipeline.
As of Wednesday evening, there was no update on the condition of the burned workers. An Investigation into the exact cause of this incident remains ongoing.