Plaintiff's Engineer Blames Con Ed Pipe For Explosion

Law360, New York (October 24, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- One week after Consolidated Edison Co. blamed the city government for the fatal July explosion of a steam pipe in midtown Manhattan, a forensics engineering firm said that the 83-year-old pipe was faulty and to blame, according to numerous reports.

The reports quote the chief engineer of the firm, Exponent, as saying, "But for this significant pre-existing crack-like flaw, it is my opinion at this point in time that the pipe would not have ruptured at this specific location.”

Exponent has been retained by the legal...
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