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New Maine Law Requires Gas Detectors in Most Occupancies

A new law in Maine went into effect on January 1, 2022 that mandates the installation of gas detectors in a broad range of occupancies, including multi-family residences and rental units. The law was enacted after a propane explosion on September 16, 2019 in Farmington claimed the life of Fire Captain Michael Bell.

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FDNY Prevails in Gas Explosion Lawsuit

A lawsuit filed against FDNY over a 2014 gas explosion on Staten Island has been dismissed. The suit alleged that firefighters allowed a homeowner to enter his gas filled home, and trigger the explosion by turning on a light switch.

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Milwaukee Not Entitled to Immunity for Explosion

The Wisconsin Court of Appeals has ruled that the City of Milwaukee must stand trial over its response to a gas leak in 2009 that resulted in a house explosion. The incident occurred on February 2, 2009 when firefighters were dispatched to the 2400 block of North 10th Street for a reported odor of natural gas...

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