AUDIO: Radio traffic documents moments after Springfield explosion
SPRINGFIELD (FOX 25 / MyFoxBoston.com) – Firefighters have released audio of radio traffic documenting the moments after an explosion leveled a city block in Springfield.
Columbia Gas says one of its workers punctured a gas line, which led to a leak, triggering the massive explosion Friday night. So far, they're standing behind that employee, saying he did follow protocol. The company says they will do whatever it takes to get things back to normal.
The risk of a blast is concerning for people in any city or town. Researchers at Boston University recently published a new study which discovered more than 3,300 gas leaks in the city of Boston.
Columbia Gas has opened a claim center in Springfield for residents and businesses affected.
On the hill, Governor Deval Patrick says there is no need for new laws since the incident was a result of human error.
The Department of Public Utilities is now taking over the investigation.