Police: 2 cops, 3 workers injured at Bayonne construction site explosion

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Two police officers and three workers were injured, with one now in critical condition, this morning when an explosion occurred during construction on the property that used to be the Military Ocean Terminal in Bayonne, police said. 

Photo courtesy of Tony Campano.
Photo courtesy of Tony Campano.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

At approximately 9:00 a.m. near the intersection of East 40th Street and Chosin Few Way, an explosion went off as PSE&G was installing a new gas line, officials said.

The new gas line was being tested with pressurized air when the line failed and the explosion occurred, authorities said.

As a result of the explosion, two workers are receiving care at Jersey City Medical Center-Barnabas Health, one in critical condition, while the other worker and two police officers were transported to the Bayonne Medical Center, police said.

No further details were immediately available, but this story will be updated when more information is given.