TODAY   |  November 26, 2012

Mass. gas explosion blamed on human error

Officials in Massachusetts say a blast, that injured 18 people and damaged dozens of buildings in Springfield's entertainment district, was the result of a utility worker accidentally puncturing a high-pressure, underground pipe while looking for a gas leak.

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>> are blaming a powerful natural gas explosion on human error . the blast injured 18 people and damaged dozens of buildings when it ripped through springfield's entertainment district on friday night. state fire officials say a utility workers accidentally punctured a high pressure underground pipe while looking for a gas leak .