Gas Leak May Have Caused House Explosion

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

A utility says gas leaking from a line serving a suburban Detroit house may have caused an explosion that killed the 58-year-old man who lived there.
State and local officials are investigating the cause of Wednesday's blast, which leveled the house and damaged several others in Royal Oak.
An autopsy is scheduled Friday for Daniel Malczynski of Royal Oak.
Consumers Energy says its crews had been working several days to replace a natural gas main on the street.
In a statement, the CMS Energy Corp. subsidiary says a gas line to the house was damaged "and was the possible cause of the explosion."
National Transportation Safety Board spokesman Peter Knudson says the Michigan Public Service Commission will investigate and report its findings back to the board.


WILX.com is happy to provide a forum for commenting and discussion. Please respect and abide by the house rules:

Keep it clean, keep it civil, keep it truthful, stay on topic, be responsible, share your knowledge, and please suggest removal of comments that violate these standards.

powered by Disqus
WILX 500 American Road Lansing, MI 48911 517-393-0110
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 194095671 - wilx.com/a?a=194095671