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Backhoe Falls Into Sinkhole While Repairing Hackensack Mall's Broken Pipe

A backhoe working to repair a broken water main fell into a sink hole at the Shops at Riverside mall Monday. Photo Credit: Justin Derevyanik
Construction at The Shops at Riverside in Hackensack. Photo Credit: Contributed

A backhoe working to repair a broken water main fell into a sinkhole in the parking lot at the Shops at Riverside in Hackensack Monday, authorities said.

The mall had closed at approximately 1 p.m. to restore water to the facility.

The backhoe was digging to repair the broken water main when it fell in the hole, Hackensack Fire Captain Justin Derevyanik said.

No injuries were reported.

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