WASHINGTON (Feb. 19, 2019) — The National Transportation Safety Board announced Tuesday its intention to hold a board meeting, April 23, 2019, 9:30 a.m. (EDT), originally scheduled for March 12, to determine the probable cause of the Aug. 10, 2016, natural gas explosion and fire in Silver Spring, Maryland.
The accident killed seven people, 65 were transported to area hospitals and three firefighters suffered minor injuries.
Parties to the investigation include the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, the Maryland Public Service Commission, Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service, Montgomery County Department of Police and Washington Gas.
NTSB Investigative staff and Board Members.
An open to the public board meeting to determine probable cause of the Aug. 10, 2016, natural gas explosion and fire in Silver Spring, Maryland.
NTSB Boardroom and Conference Center, 420 10th St., SW, Washington, DC
April 23, 2019, 9:30 a.m. (EDT).
Media covering the meeting in person are asked to be in place no later than 9:15 a.m. on the day of the event. The public meeting will also be webcast. A link for the webcast will be available at http://ntsb.windrosemedia.com/ shortly before the start of the meeting.