June 28, 2010

Safety board weighs response to Conn., NC blasts

Safety board weighs response to Conn., NC blasts
"From a fire and explosion perspective, releasing large volumes of natural gas in the vicinity of workers or ignition sources is inherently unsafe," the chemical safety board wrote in recommendations scheduled for a vote Monday night at its hearing in Portland, Conn.


Jodi Thomas, whose husband, Ron Crabb, was killed in the Middletown explosion, said lessons from the explosion "could not be more apparent or urgent," and that it would be tragic if no changes were made to prevent it from happening again.

"This tragedy should never, ever have happened. It was preventable. This is why I urge you, please, do not allow Ron's death to be in vain," Thomas, of Colchester, was expected to say to members of the Workforce Protections Subcommittee of the U.S. House Education and Labor Committee.

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