Archive for March 2014

Federal criminal charges likely in fatal Calif. pipeline explosion

Mar 27th, 2014 | By admin

·Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Pacific Gas & Electric Co. says the company will likely face federal criminal charges for its role in a fatal gas pipeline explosion in the San Francisco Bay Area. PG&E Corp. and its subsidiary filed a disclosure document Thursday with the Securities and Exchange Commission reporting that they expect
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Explosion levels home in Lancaster overnight

Mar 22nd, 2014 | By admin

WSOCTV – By Paige Hansen and Tina Terry LANCASTER CO. — An explosion late Friday night leveled a house on Cane Mill Road in Lancaster County, South Carolina. What used to be a house is now a field of rubble. Firefighters don’t know what caused the explosion. A team of state investigators arrived Saturday morning
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BREAKING NEWS—NTSB Finds Gas Main Leak in Front of 1646 Park Ave. East Harlem

Mar 18th, 2014 | By admin

NTSB Press Release National Transportation Safety Board Office of Public Affairs ——————————————————————————– NTSB Issues Investigative Update for East Harlem, N.Y., Gas Explosion MARCH 18 WASHINGTON – As part of its ongoing investigation into a March 12 gas explosion that destroyed two buildings in the East Harlem section of New York City, the NTSB today released
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New York explosions expose nation’s aging and dangerous gas mains

Mar 15th, 2014 | By admin
cop running

New York (CNN) — By Ray Sanchez Those two New York buildings where eight people died in an explosion were served by a very old gas main — 127 years old to be exact. It’s the latest incident in what experts warn is a dangerous trend plaguing the nation’s oldest cities: natural gas leaks and
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East Harlem Gas Explosion EXCLUSIVE “Pre-Explosion” Images!

Mar 14th, 2014 | By admin
Plate (repair) in front of 1642 Park Ave!!

Images captured of 1644 Park Avenue in East Harlem prior to the massive & deadly gas explosion this week show extensive construction and excavation in front of this explosion site and in close proximity on the same gas main, an 8″ Cast Iron main nearly 100 years old. Concerns should have been abundant with such
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West Virginia girl killed in natural gas explosion

Mar 14th, 2014 | By admin

By Jonathan D. Silver Pittsburgh Post-Gazette An explosion likely caused by a natural gas leak that obliterated a rural West Virginia house and killed an 11-year-old girl was so powerful it blew out the windows of a nearby fire station, sent plywood siding rocketing nearly 50 feet into the air and shot boards through other
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Boy killed as house collapsed was planning to attend birthday party

Mar 14th, 2014 | By admin

Troy Douglas, 8, was a basketball fan who liked the Miami Heat February 20, 2014|By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun As he left school for the last time, 8-year-old Troy Douglas was planning to meet up with friends and relatives to play laser tag at a cousin’s birthday party, his family said Thursday. But on
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One dead, 7 hurt in Ewing house explosion

Mar 13th, 2014 | By admin

Brian X. McCrone and Alex Wigglesworth, PHILLY.COM One person was killed, seven people were hospitalized and scores of housing units were destroyed or damaged after a townhouse exploded Tuesday afternoon in a Trenton suburb, sending a shock wave heard for miles. All the injured were in stable condition with injuries ranging from respiratory difficulties to
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How a Gas Leak Can Destroy a Building

Mar 13th, 2014 | By admin

Popular Mechanics March 12, 2014 1:11 PM At least two people are dead after a major explosion linked to a gas leak destroyed two buildings in Harlem on Wednesday. Residents reportedly smelled gas before the blast, but the source of the leak may not be known for sure for a while. In the meantime, this
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N.Y. building collapse: Feds probe responsiveness of gas company

Mar 13th, 2014 | By admin

US officials are investigating how the local utility responded to complaints of gas odors before the blast and building collapse killed seven. The nation’s aging infrastructure poses a growing risk, experts say. By Harry Bruinius, Staff Writer / March 13, 2014 New York Federal officials investigating the gas leak and deadly explosion that collapsed two
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