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 NTSB To Hold Community Outreach Event

WASHINGTON (Oct. 21, 2019) — The Chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board is scheduled to brief interested community members Oct. 25, 2019, 3 p.m., (EDT), about the completed investigation of the Sept. 13, 2018, Merrimack Valley, Massachusetts, natural gas explosions and fires.

One person was killed and 22 people were transported to area hospitals as a result of the natural gas fueled explosions and fires that damaged 131 structures in the city of Lawrence and the towns of Andover and North Andover.

The briefing is designed to provide interested community members with information about the NTSB’s investigation of the accident and the safety recommendations the agency issued based upon its investigation.
The abstract of the final report is available online at https://go.usa.gov/xVdTY and previously released public information about the NTSB’s investigation of the accident is available online at https://go.usa.gov/xVpR5.
·       WHO:  NTSB Chairman Robert Sumwalt. 
·       WHAT:  Public briefing about the NTSB’s completed investigation of the Sept. 13, 2018, Merrimack Valley natural gas explosions and fires.
·       WHERE:  Lawrence Public Library, Sargent Auditorium, 51 Laurence Street,
Lawrence, MA 01841
·       WHEN:  Friday, Oct. 25, 2019, 3 p.m. (EDT).
·       HOW:  Seating at the Sargent Auditorium is limited to 350 people and is available on a first come, first served basis. No webcast or livestream of the briefing is planned. Media intending to cover the event are asked to RSVP at ntsbpressreleases@ntsb.gov by 10 a.m., Oct. 25, 2019.
·       Other invited guests who will provide information to attendees include:
Senator Ed Markey; Representative Lori Trahan; Matt Nelson, Chair of the Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities; and Dan Rivera, Mayor, Lawrence, Massachusetts.

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Contact: NTSB Media Relations
490 L'Enfant Plaza, SW
Washington, DC 20594
 
 
 

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