6 Things to Know About NTSB Report on Gas Blast That Killed UGI Worker

6 Things to Know About NTSB Report on Gas Blast That Killed UGI Worker

Tony Rhodin | Lehigh Valley Live

When the National Transportation Safety Board offered an initial explanation a month after a natural gas explosion that killed a UGI Utilities Inc. worker on July 2, 2017, in Lancaster County, it reported that a tapping tee coming off a two-inch main was leaking.

On Monday, while not attributing a cause to the accident that leveled a home, severely damaged two others, killed technician Richard Bouder and injured others, the NTSB instructed the device maker’s parent company to improve its installation directions. It also told the federal Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration to work with state pipeline regulators to make sure best practices are used to install such devices that connect gas mains to individual service lines that run to homes and businesses.

The Safety Recommendation Report did not have specific recommendations for UGI and it is not the board’s final say on the matter. The investigation is continuing, the NTSB said…(Read the full story)

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