Man Explodes To Death At Friendly’s

A serviceman working on the air compressor system at a restaurant in Northeast Philadelphia was killed yesterday when a pressurized tank exploded, officials said.

The man, a South Jersey resident whose name was not immediately released, was pronounced deadatombomb.gif at the scene.

He was working on the air compressor system at the Friendly’s Restaurant on Roosevelt Boulevard and Red Lion Road about 2:30 p.m. when the explosion [NOT pictured, right] occurred, officials said.

The man was pronounced dead at the scene. No other injuries were reported. The cause of the blast was under investigation.


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