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Mass. gas firm president: We'll make things right

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Posted: Nov 26, 2012 5:25 PM
Source: Associated Press

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Topics: massachusetts, gas, line, company, explosion, new england, springfield, worker

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. - A Massachusetts company whose worker breached a gas line that led to a massive explosion in one of New England's biggest cities says it'll do whatever it takes to return things to normal.

Friday's explosion in downtown Springfield damaged 42 buildings housing businesses and residences.

The gas company and rescue workers had evacuated nearby buildings after they realized the line had been accidentally breached. No one was killed in the ensuing explosion.

Columbia Gas of Massachusetts president Stephen Bryant was at a temporary City Hall office where affected residents filed damage claims Monday. He says he's most troubled about those left homeless. He says his company will do "all the things necessary to get things back to normal."

Investigators say they'll review maintenance and inspection records of the breached pipe.

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