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NTSB to Meet on Collision in Houston Ship Channel and Natural-Gas Explosion in New York City
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 NTSB to Meet on Collision in Houston Ship Channel and Natural-Gas Explosion in New York City

The National Transportation Safety Board will meet to determine the probable cause of the March 22, 2014 collision in the Houston Ship Channel involving the Summer Wind, a bulk carrier and the Miss Susan, a tow pushing two barges. As a result of the collision, a barge was breached releasing 168,000 gallons of fuel in the water. Two crew members were treated for inhalation-related injuries.

Immediately following the Board's consideration of the Houston Ship Channel accident, 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.
 
Event: Board Meeting
Date/Time: Tuesday, June 9, 2015, 9:30 am (ET)
Location: NTSB Board Room and Conference Center 
Address: 429 L'Enfant Plaza, SW Washington, DC
Participants: NTSB Board Members

Live Webcast: A link to the webcast will be available on the following page shortly before the start of the meeting: http://ntsb.capitolconnection.org

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Contact: NTSB Media Relations
490 L'Enfant Plaza, SW
Washington, DC 20594
Terry Williams
(202) 314-6100
Terry.williams@ntsb.gov

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