National Grid agrees to $500K settlement in Schenectady home explosion

SCHENECTADY, N.Y. (NEWS10) — A $500,000 dollar settlement has been reached between the New York State Public Service Commission and National Grid following a home explosion in Schenectady two years ago.

The explosion happened in a vacant two family house, which was completely destroyed. Thankfully, no one was injured or killed.

Investigators concluded that National Grid had failed to properly disconnect or lock gas service to the building when the account was discontinued. The money is being set aside to pay for a pilot program to evaluate new technologies and practices to help the company in the future.

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