Marshal: Worker pierced pipe before blast

Posted: November 26, 2012 at 5:11 a.m.

People walk through debris Saturday about a block from the site of a Friday evening explosion in Springfield, Mass.

A natural-gas explosion that injured 18 people and damaged 42 buildings in Springfield’s entertainment district was blamed Sunday on a utility worker who accidentally punctured a high-pressure pipeline while looking for a leak.

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Front Section, Pages 3 on 11/26/2012