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Old 10-03-2015, 11:23 PM
 
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1 died, 1 missing, several injuried, in Borough Park, Brooklyn gas explosion.
http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/...icle-1.2384121

'The removal of a high-end stove may have sparked a massive gas explosion that tore the front off a Brooklyn building and left a woman dead Saturday, officials said.

FDNY Fire Commissioner Daniel Nigro said the gas leak that set off the deadly blast, which ocurred shortly after 1 p.m., may have been caused when second-floor tenants of the 13th Ave. building near 42nd St. recently removed a pricey stove.

“They were moving out of the apartment and wanted to take that stove with them,” Nigro said at a Saturday afternoon press conference. “(Taking) a stove with you entails disconnecting the gas line which leads us preliminarily to look in that direction for the cause of this explosion."

The new tenant — a woman who had just moved into the building — died in the blast as a menacing black plume of smoke descended on the street.'
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Old 10-04-2015, 05:53 AM
 
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just horrible

rip
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Old 10-04-2015, 05:56 AM
 
Location: Norfolk, VA
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1 died, 1 missing, several injuried, in Borough Park, Brooklyn gas explosion.
http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/...icle-1.2384121

'The removal of a high-end stove may have sparked a massive gas explosion that tore the front off a Brooklyn building and left a woman dead Saturday, officials said.

FDNY Fire Commissioner Daniel Nigro said the gas leak that set off the deadly blast, which ocurred shortly after 1 p.m., may have been caused when second-floor tenants of the 13th Ave. building near 42nd St. recently removed a pricey stove.

“They were moving out of the apartment and wanted to take that stove with them,” Nigro said at a Saturday afternoon press conference. “(Taking) a stove with you entails disconnecting the gas line which leads us preliminarily to look in that direction for the cause of this explosion."

The new tenant — a woman who had just moved into the building — died in the blast as a menacing black plume of smoke descended on the street.'
So does this mean that they will be held responsible for damages, or that they should?
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Old 10-04-2015, 07:32 AM
 
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That's terrible. Whoever removed the stove should be held responsible. I don't know if they hired a professional or did it themselves (but I suspect that it was the people leaving doing it themselves, maybe trying to save a buck). Anything having to do with gas or electric should never be a DIY!
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Old 10-04-2015, 07:33 AM
 
Location: Manhattan
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So does this mean that they will be held responsible for damages, or that they should?

Their irresponsible action caused a death. I would think their responsibility extends as far as manslaughter.
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Old 10-04-2015, 09:36 AM
 
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If it's a rental building, how could the previous tenant take the stove with them?
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Old 10-04-2015, 10:04 AM
 
Location: Norfolk, VA
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Their irresponsible action caused a death. I would think their responsibility extends as far as manslaughter.
Throw the book at them. They'll think twice about doing something as ill informed again. At the same time, if they're transplants, or they're not aware of the implications of natural gas the responsibility might actually be found elsewhere, because they should have been educated, and I'm pretty sure they'll say that they weren't. You cannot assume anything; even though the likelihood that someone does this is rather low this is that rare situation where someone actually went there. It could get messy and complicated, and I'm pretty sure whoever represents them (if it comes to that) will try to make those arguments. Realtors, landlords, etc may have to provide some type of disclaimer to prevent something like this from happening again, if that is not already the case.
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Old 10-04-2015, 11:42 AM
 
Location: Brooklyn
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If it's a rental building, how could the previous tenant take the stove with them?
They might have paid for it.
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Old 10-04-2015, 01:43 PM
 
Location: West Harlem
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Their irresponsible action caused a death. I would think their responsibility extends as far as manslaughter.
So would I.
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Old 10-04-2015, 01:44 PM
 
Location: West Harlem
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They might have paid for it.
Except that it becomes a part of the apartment once installed - not moveable.
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