Gas Company Worker Caused Mass. Blast
The state fire marshal say a gas company worker responding to reports of a gas leak in Springfield. Massachusetts punctured a pipe that led to a massive explosion that injured 18 people.
Authorities on Sunday did not name the worker who caused the natural gas blast. Friday’s explosion there flattened a strip club, heavily damaged a day care center and scattered debris over several blocks.
Some officials called it a miracle that no one was killed.
Most of the injured were part of a group of gas workers, firefighters and police officers who ducked for cover behind a utility truck just before the blast. Part of the neighborhood already had been evacuated because of reports of a gas leak and odor.
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