NTSB Meeting: Jan. 12, 2021, Atmos Energy Corporation Natural Gas-Fueled Explosion
A natural-gas fueled explosion at about 6:45 a.m., (CST) Feb. 23, destroyed the single-family home at 3534 Espanola Drive, Dallas, killed a 12-year-old girl and injured several others.
The NTSB decided to investigate the accident and a team of three investigators arrived on-scene the morning of Feb. 25. During the initial assessment of the accident site, investigators learned of two other homes in the immediate vicinity that were damaged by two separate explosions/fires two days earlier.
All audio is courtesy: National Transportation Safety Board. The audio was cleaned up and meeting breaks removed.
If you want to see the visuals, you can watch the YouTube video https://youtu.be/jRuddo2heFU posted on the NTSBgov channel.
An abstract of the final report, which includes the findings, probable cause, and all safety recommendations, is available at https://www.ntsb.gov/news/events/Documents/2021-01-12%20–%20Abstract%20–%20Dallas%20Texas%20–%20Atmos%20Energy%20Corporation%20Natural%20Gas-Fueled%20Explosion.pdf
The final report is available at https://www.ntsb.gov/investigations/AccidentReports/Reports/PAR2101.pdf
The docket for the investigation is available at https://data.ntsb.gov/Docket?NTSBNumber=PLD18FR002
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