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  • 4 in Irvington blast remain in critical

    Sunday, October 21, 2007
    The three construction workers and one security guard injured in Friday's explosion in Irvington remained in critical condition yesterday at the burn unit at Saint Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston, a hospital spokeswoman said.

    John Pereira, Joel Oliveira and Herculano Anujo -- all construction workers employed by Kelmar Construction of Elizabeth -- and Andy Cook, owner of Rottweiler Kingdom Security, were badly injured when a massive explosion leveled a pair of homes on 20th Avenue in Irvington early Friday morning. Mario Goncalves, who also worked for Kelmar Construction, was killed in the explosion.

    Authorities believe thieves may have broken into the unfinished home where the men had been working and damaged a gas line, leading to the explosion.

    Paul Loriquet, a spokesman for the Essex County Prosecutor's Office, said yesterday that no arrests had been made and the incident was still under investigation.

    Antonio Pimenta, owner of Kelmar Construction, could not be reached for comment.

    Its not how we die that counts.....
    Its not how we lived that counts....
    all that matters is how we saved that one life that one time by being in the right place at the right time....