Regulators Blame Con Ed For Steam Pipe Explosion

Law360, New York (January 17, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- Consolidated Edison should have known about the unsafe conditions that led to a deadly blast in midtown Manhattan last summer, New York state regulators said on Wednesday.

The Public Service Commission reviewed several Con Ed consultant reports on the July 18 explosion, The commission concluded that the utility “was, or should have been, aware of unsafe conditions,” especially at the busy 42nd Street location.

On July 18, Con Edison's 20-inch steam main burst, which sent steam and debris shooting up into the intersection near the Grand...
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