USA TODAY: About every other day over the past decade, a gas leak in the United States has destroyed property, hurt someone or killed someone, a USA TODAY Network investigation finds. The most destructive blasts have killed at least 135 people, injured 600 and caused $2 billion in damages since 2004.
The death toll includes:
• The explosion that leveled part of a New York City block in East Harlem in March, killing eight and injuring 48 more.
• A blast that flattened the concrete floors of an apartment building in Birmingham, Ala., killing one woman in December.
• A flash fireball in 2012 that left an Austin man dead, a scarred foundation where his house once stood and debris strewn across yards of his neighbors.
Read the entire article at: USA TODAY.