NTSB Investigating Fatal Building Explosion In NYC

Law360, New York (March 12, 2014, 7:55 PM EDT) -- The National Transportation Safety Board has opened an investigation into the cause of a fatal explosion in New York City on Wednesday that collapsed two residential buildings, killing at least three and injuring more than two dozen.

The explosion followed a gas leak reported early on Wednesday to Consolidated Edison Inc., and is thought to have involved a cast iron distribution pipeline carrying natural gas at low pressure, NTSB board member Robert Sumwalt told reporters at a press conference on Wednesday.

The agency's investigation will focus...
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