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Accident Report Detail

​Pipeline Accident Brief: UGI Utilities Natural Gas-Fueled Explosion Millersville, Pennsylvania July 2, 2017

Executive Summary

​On July 2, 2017, at 12:32 p.m. eastern daylight time, a natural gas-fueled explosion occurred at a single-family residence at 206 Springdale Lane, Millersville, Pennsylvania. The explosion killed one person and injured three others, destroyed the residence and significantly damaged six neighboring homes, one of which was subsequently condemned.

Probable Cause

​The National Transportation Safety Board determines that the probable cause of the natural gas explosion at 206 Springdale Lane was an improperly installed mechanical tapping tee that leaked and allowed gas to migrate into the house where it ignited.

Accident Location: Millersville , PA USA  
Accident Date: 7/2/2017
Accident ID: DCA17FP006

Date Adopted: 2/25/2019
NTSB Number: PAB1901
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