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Natural-Gas Explosion in the East Harlem section of New York
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Event Summary

Board Meeting : Natural-Gas Explosion in the East Harlem section of New York
NTSB Conference Center
6/9/2015 1:00 PM

The Board will consider the March 12, 2014, natural-gas explosion in the East Harlem section of New York. Two adjacent multiuse five-story buildings were destroyed by the natural-gas fueled explosion and resulting fire. As a result of the accident, eight people died, more than 50 people were injured, and over 100 families were displaced. The violent explosion damaged nearby buildings and caused the suspension of rail service on a line of the Metro-North Railroad.

This event is free and open to the public.
Located at the NTSB Board Room and Conference Center.
A link to the webcast will be available shortly before the start of the meeting at

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Opening Statement - Chairman Christopher A. Hart

Staff Presentations

Saddle Fusion Joining Procedure video (YouTube)

Closing Statement -  Chairman Christopher A. Hart


Diagram depicting the Plan View of the Park Avenue Accident Site. 

Poster of Park Avenue Accident site, before the accident: aerial view, street photo, photo of buildings. 1 post accident photo.


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