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Kaboom: Manholes explode in Government Center area

Shortly before 11 a.m., in the area of Cambridge and New Sudbury streets. WCVB reports several manhole explosions.

Ted Folkman reports:

Just saw a manhole cover explode right outside the JFK building, and loud boom. Smoke billowing out!

Video from WHDH.

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Shouldn't safety tethers be standard? Aside from welding them shut, what other solutions are being explored? Between this and the O'Neill tunnel incident last year, it should be a no-brainer.

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-- what other solutions are being explored? --

Renaming them "person hole access cover" . That will make sensitive people feel better at least.

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How about "sewer cap"? "Manhole" is fairly meaningless if you take it literally -- a hole in what?

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Because many of them have nothing to do with sewers - they cover utility conduits, water mains, the underground lairs of pizza-eating fighting turtles, etc.

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