June 2019, Vol. 246, No. 6

Global News

NTSB Reveals Findings of 3-Year Gas Explosion Investigation

A gas company’s faulty equipment is the most likely cause of an explosion at a suburban Maryland apartment complex that killed seven people in 2016, according to federal report. The explosion and fire at the Flower Branch apartments in Silver Spring caused a partial building collapse and sent 68 people, including three firefighters, to the hospital. The National Transportation Safety Board investigated the cause for nearly three years, ultimately concluding that a faulty regulator left unconnected to a vent pipe inside a basement meter room most likely caused the explosion. Washington Gas, the company responsible for maintaining the equipment the NTSB blames for the explosion, has disput

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