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Over-pressured natural gas distribution lines caused explosions in Massachusetts: Regulator

Crews were working for Columbia Gas of Massachusetts on a pipe-replacement project in Lawrence, a city northwest of Boston, when pressure regulators opened, sending gas at high pressure into homes and businesses.


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Updated: 12-10-2018 01:12 IST
Over-pressured natural gas distribution lines caused explosions in Massachusetts: Regulator

A NiSource Inc affiliate's construction work led to overpressured natural-gas.distribution lines tied to explosions in Massachusetts that killed one person and injured 21, the National Transportation Safety Board said in a preliminary report released on Thursday.

Crews were working for Columbia Gas of Massachusetts on a pipe-replacement project in Lawrence, a city northwest of Boston, when pressure regulators opened, sending gas at high pressure into homes and businesses. The overpressured lines led to explosions and fires that damaged 131 homes and businesses in Lawrence, North Andover, and Andover.

(With inputs from agencies.)


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