Police Release 911 Recordings of Fatal Ewing Explosion [AUDIO/VIDEO]
Ewing Police have released recordings of 911 calls that were received following an explosion that leveled at least 20 homes, killing one woman and injuring seven utility workers last week, 6 ABC reported Monday evening.
In the recordings, the callers — some of whom were in the immediate area when the explosion happened — sound frantic as they watch flames and black smoke rise from the townhouse complex.
“I’m in front of South Fork on Scenic Drive and a house just literally blew up,” one female 911 caller said.
The blast, which killed resident Linda Cerritelli, 62, occurred when Henkels & McCoy, a subcontractor for PSE&G, was doing electrical repair work at the South Fork Development on Crockett Lane. It is believed that a gas line was damaged, sparking the explosion.
During a news conference at Ewing Police Headquarters following the explosion, Mike Gaffney, the director of gas distribution for PSE&G, said what happened is an incredible tragedy, but he insisted that the contractor was qualified and has a good history.