Con Ed agrees to pay $153 million for East Harlem gas explosion

ByEyewitness News via WABC logo
Friday, February 17, 2017
2014 East Harlem gas explosion
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MANHATTAN (WABC) -- Con Edison has agreed to pay $153 million for a deadly gas explosion in East Harlem.

Eight people were killed in the 2014 blast.

Investigators found Con Ed violated several state safety regulations.

The settlement includes more than $25 million to Con Ed gas customers.

The rest will cover emergency payments made after the explosion and gas safety education campaigns.