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    PLEASE NOTE BOTH THE PLUMBER AND THE GAS CO. WERE ON SITE AND SIGNED OFF ON THIS GAS SYSTEM MOMENTS BEFORE THE EXPLOSION
    JERRYMAC
    July 27, 2008


    Dozens still displaced after Queens explosion
    July 26, 2008
    NEW YORK - Dozens of residents are waiting to see when they will be allowed
    back into a Queens building rocked by a gas explosion and fire.

    Firefighters and city buildings officials continued Saturday to investigate
    Friday's blast, which tore apart walls and injured 17 people. Two were
    critically hurt; their condition wasn't immediately available from a
    hospital Saturday evening.

    The Buildings Department says 37 of the Flushing building's roughly 90
    apartments remain uninhabitable.

    American Red Cross spokesman Harris Bostic says the charity is housing four
    families in hotels and provided food and other help to 40 families in the
    hours after the blast.



    It happened about 10 minutes after natural gas service was restored to part
    of the Sanford Avenue building. The gas had been off since a June 11 fire.


    July 27, 2008

    Councilman calls for probe into Flushing building blast
    BY ANDREW STRICKLER | andrew.strickler@newsday.com; The Associa
    July 27, 2008
    As fire marshals sifted through the wreckage of a Queens building damaged by
    a powerful gas explosion on Friday, a city councilman yesterday called for
    an investigation into the blast that hurt 17 people, two of them critically.

    "Some residents there have been told by people working in the building that
    there were serious problems with the gas in the building," said Councilman
    John Liu, who represents the area of Flushing where the building is located.

    The explosion on Sanford Avenue, apparently sparked in a second-story
    apartment kitchen, sent flames shooting into other apartments, buckled walls
    and knocked air conditioners out of windows.

    Firefighters said two people were critically injured and a third had serious
    wounds. Fourteen others, including six firefighters, suffered minor
    injuries, the Fire Department said.



    The fire caused no structural damage, but charring, water damage, broken
    windows and collapsed interior partitions left 37 of the building's roughly
    90 apartments uninhabitable, the Buildings Department said. A fire
    department spokesman said yesterday the exact cause of the blaze is still
    under investigation.

    Gas and water to the six-story building were shut off following a June 11
    kitchen fire, according to Con Edison officials.

    After the department received notice that repairs had been made, a
    supervisor and two mechanics arrived at the building Friday afternoon,
    according to Con Ed spokesman Chris Olert.

    The group used a portable gauge to test pressure in six "riser" lines that
    carry gas into the building and found all six to be in working order, Olert
    said. The gas was turned on by 4:13 p.m. The explosion struck 11 minutes
    later.

    A plumber employed or under contract with building owner Alwall Construction
    Corp. was with the crew and was aware the gas had been turned back on, Olert
    said. Attempts to reach an Alwall official yesterday were unsuccessful.

    The Associated Press contributed to this story.


    Related topic galleries: Consolidated Edison Incorporated, Fires, Emergency
    Incidents, Explosions
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    JERRYMAC
    E-MAILJERRYMAC777@GMAIL.COM
    CALIF. LIC. PLBG,HEAT,DRAINS,ELECTRIC,WATER HEATER, BOILER, POOL AND SPA HEATER
    FIRE SPRINKLER CONTRACTOR,
    SINCE JAN. 1989

  • #2
    Re: Gas explosion with plumber on site

    In other words,




    It blow'd up real good!
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    • #3
      Re: Gas explosion with plumber on site

      That was no gas leak. Only 11 minutes after being turned on was a pipe left wide open. The gas man that turned it on wasn't watching the meter.

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