Natural gas pipeline blast injures 2, damages several homes
CALDWELL, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say a natural gas pipeline explosion has injured two people and destroyed or damaged six homes in Ohio.
The county emergency management agency says one person was taken to a medical facility to be treated for minor burns following the explosion in Summerfield in eastern Ohio.
A woman told The Columbus Dispatch the Monday morning blast made her home shake for about 15 seconds but “felt like forever.”
The 30-inch diameter pipeline is part of the Texas Eastern Transmission system owned by Enbridge, a Canadian company that recently completed the 36-inch diameter NEXUS pipeline to transport gas from Appalachian shale fields across Ohio into Michigan.
Enbridge says the pipeline built in the early 1950s was last inspected in 2012.
A number of state agencies are investigating the explosion.