Con Ed: Sealant clog likely caused Ma...

Con Ed: Sealant clog likely caused Manhattan steam pipe blast

There are 4 comments on the Newsday story from Dec 27, 2007, titled Con Ed: Sealant clog likely caused Manhattan steam pipe blast. In it, Newsday reports that:

A small clump of sealant probably caused a deadly steam pipe explosion in midtown Manhattan last summer, the utility responsible for the pipe said.

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Bronx, NY

#1 Dec 27, 2007
""A lawyer for the tow-truck victims was leery of the utility's reassurances that no similar danger lurked. "Are we supposed to take Con Ed's word for it?" attorney Kenneth Thompson said.""::
Well, no, I guess you could crawl through the steam pipes yourself and check things out. As a matter of fact, being a lawyer, I would encourage you to do just that.

Bronx, NY

#2 Dec 27, 2007
When I read "clog" in the headline, I thought they meant someone's shoe!

Hicksville, NY

#3 Dec 27, 2007
Sounds like con-ed's service is not educated in steam work

United States

#4 Dec 27, 2007
For the love of Pete, how can a small clump create such a huge blast?

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