Flags at half-staff for deceased PGW worker

    Mayor Michael Nutter has called for all city flags to be lowered to half-staff in honor of Mark Keeley. Keeley died Tuesday following the gas line explosion in Tacony.


    “This explosion was a dreadful accident that resulted in the tragic loss of Mark Keeley. His family and friends have my deepest sympathy as they grapple with the loss of a life that was still just beginning,” Nutter said in a statement today.

    Keeley, 19, was a second-generation PGW employee. His father is a pipe mechanic for the company.

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    Nutter has issued the half-staff honor through Keeley’s funeral services on Saturday.

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