The gas explosion happened at Murrieta Home as contractors failed to check in with the gas company in which one worker was killed, and 15 others including 3 firefighters were injured
Another incident of negligence which costed the life of one worker and injury to 15 other workmen.
A gas explosion and fire occurred in Murrieta Home in which that company’s one worker was killed, and 15 other people were injured.
The explosion was evidently related to a gas leak. It is reported that this explosion happened when a private contractor was digging on the property without first checking with the gas company.
As per the official reports, 3 people out of 15 injured people were firefighters, and the rest of them were civilians.
SoCalGas wrote on Twitter :
“Today SoCalGas crews responded to reports of a damaged natural gas line & shortly after our crews arrived, and there was an explosion.”
“It shook the house. The windows sounded like they were going to break. The walls shook,” “I mean, everybody was terrified.”
said by neighborhood resident Rebecca Byrd.
The explosion was reported to occur at 12:10 p.m.
The explosion shortly made a wall of fire and smoke and then rocked the nearby homes before the gas was shut off, and the fire was doused more than an hour later.