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Brooklyn business owner concerned ConEd left hazardous conditions after power outage

May 25, 2022, 2:23amUpdated 3h ago

By: News 12 Staff

A Bay Ridge restaurant owner says they are facing hazards and a shortage of food due to a power outage on Friday.

Agnes Kelly, the co-owner of the South Brooklyn Foundry, says she’s concerned about Con Edison’s response to the issue.

“We thought it was something downstairs in the basement. When we realized it was not, we called Con Edison,” Kelly says.

Con Edison responded to the call and was able to restore power to the business but has left outside power cables exposed and coming through the ceiling.

Kelly says she called her insurance company because she’s worried the wires in front of the restaurant could be a serious safety hazard.

“I asked them…ConEd has protective gear going down into my basement. Who would be responsible if someone fell? He says, ‘That’s your liability,’” Kelly says.

The restaurant went 24 hours without electricity, causing food to spoil. After Con…

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