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Trial Begins in East Village Gas Explosion That Killed Two

A construction scheme to service high rent tenants created a virtual bomb, causing the 2015 gas explosion in Manhattan’s East Village that killed two people, injured 19 others and leveled three buildings, prosecutors said Monday during the start of trial. …

Board Faults Utility’s Equipment in Fatal 2016 Explosion in Maryland

A gas company’s faulty equipment is the most likely cause of an explosion at a suburban Maryland apartment complex that killed seven people in 2016, according to federal report issued Tuesday. The explosion and fire at the Flower Branch apartments …

Aging Infrastructure Poses Risks for Communities Relying on Natural Gas

The kind of dramatic scenes that played out in suburban Massachusetts last month following a series of explosions and fires may serve as a warning of what lies ahead for the U.S., where an increasing reliance on natural gas is …

Police Close to Decision on Charges in Fatal Wisconsin Blast

Police say they’ll soon decide whether to recommend prosecutors file charges in connection with a natural gas explosion that killed a Wisconsin firefighter. Authorities say a construction crew struck a gas main in downtown Sun Prairie on July 10, resulting …

Changes Urged Amid Probe of Fatal Pennsylvania Gas Explosion

Federal authorities investigating a gas explosion that leveled a Pennsylvania home last year, killing one utility worker and injuring two other workers, are urging changes to prevent incorrect installation of a gas distribution system component. The National Transportation Safety Board …

Austrian Gas Blast Caused by Seal in Newly Installed Filtering Unit: Hub Operator

The massive explosion that shut down natural gas flows for half a day in Austria this week was caused by a loose cap seal on a newly installed filtering unit, according to investigations by the operator of the Baumgarten hub. …

New Rules for Oil-Gas Lines Proposed Following Colorado Blast

Colorado energy regulators are proposing tighter rules for shutting down oil and gas pipelines after a fatal explosion blamed on natural gas leaking from a line that was thought to be out of service but was still connected to a …

National Transportation Safety Board Joins Inquiry into Colorado Gas Explosion

The National Transportation Safety Board has joined the investigation into a fatal Colorado house explosion blamed on unrefined natural gas flowing from a severed pipeline. The Longmont Times-Call reported the agency got involved because pipelines are considered transportation and because …

New York Home Explosion Points to Dangerous Marijuana Growing Methods

An explosion that destroyed a New York City home and killed a firefighter has drawn attention to marijuana-making methods that are legal in many states – but can also be lethal. A New York fire battalion chief died responding to …

Alabama Gas Explosion Heightens Concern Over Cast-Iron Pipe Corrosion

When Darryle Brown woke up in the dark hours of an early December morning, he heard an explosion. Suddenly, Brown was on fire and trapped underneath an eight-inch-thick concrete slab – the floor of his fiancĂ©e’s two-story apartment unit in …