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Home Demolished After Explosion Injures 6
http://www.wlky.com/news/29721260/detail.html ^ | 11/9/2011 | Marissa Alter/WLKY

Posted on 11/09/2011 4:47:13 PM PST by Morgana

NEW ALBANY, Ind. -- A New Albany family and a utility worker are recovering after an explosion blew a house apart.

Six people were sent to the hospital, including two young children.

It happened Tuesday afternoon in the 300 block of Woodrow Avenue.

Hours after an explosion rocked the home, sending pieces of the walls out into the street, the home took another hit from bulldozers.

Deemed unsafe after the blast, crews get to work, tearing the home down.

The six people who lived there for the past year are now homeless. They had no idea until pulling up Wednesday morning.

"We lost everything we had.,you know. Everything we lost right now," said Marco Guerrero, who lived in the home.

Guerrero is the one family member who escaped the explosion unharmed.

Five others, including his 5-year-old nephew and 3-year-old niece, went to the hospital.

"My cousin is the one that's really bad. He's burned, like his face. You can see his hands," said Guerrero.

Though out of the hospital, some family members wear hoods to hide the burns on their face and neck.

Guerrero's brother-in-law's hands are bandaged.

Neighbors arrived to check on the family and offer clothing for the children.

"I was hoping they were all OK and did they have a place to stay, and what could we do to help," said Maryl Kleehamer, a neighbor of Guerrero's.

(Excerpt) Read more at wlky.com ...


TOPICS: Local News; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: explosion; gas; gascompany; sourcetitlenoturl; vectren

1 posted on 11/09/2011 4:47:14 PM PST by Morgana
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To: Morgana
Vectren is helping the family out financially

And well they should - with the hospital bill, a new house and furnishings, college for the kids, and a very nice settlement with many zeros.

2 posted on 11/09/2011 4:57:50 PM PST by bgill (The Obama administration is staging a coup. Wake up, America, before it's too late.)
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To: Morgana
Google shows that area as older homes.
Were the demolition crews certified in lead paint abatement and to handle asbestos? New EPA stuff, you know.
3 posted on 11/09/2011 5:27:46 PM PST by Deaf Smith
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To: bgill

Marissa Alter needs to go back to journalism school.

First she writes, “They had no idea until pulling up Wednesday morning.”

Then she writes, “Five others, including his 5-year-old nephew and 3-year-old niece, went to the hospital.”

No idea of what. Did the house blow up after they pulled up?


4 posted on 11/09/2011 5:33:32 PM PST by upchuck (Rerun: Think you know hardship? Wait till the dollar is no longer the world's reserve currency.)
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To: Morgana

Vectren STINKS!!! Good to read that they’re not the only ones investigating...


5 posted on 11/09/2011 5:36:12 PM PST by Bradís Gramma (I stand with Mr. Cain!)
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To: Brad's Gramma

I know nothing about Vectren. Only saw the article and thought whoever gas company was must be a bunch of retards to do this!


6 posted on 11/09/2011 8:08:33 PM PST by Morgana (This space for rent.........cheap)
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To: upchuck

“No idea of what. Did the house blow up after they pulled up?”

Let me put it to you this way.

“AUNTIE EM! AUNTIE EM!”

Now do you understand?


7 posted on 11/09/2011 8:12:55 PM PST by Morgana (This space for rent.........cheap)
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To: Morgana

I have relatives who live in the area. I’ve heard horror stories of their billing, the monopoly they hold in that area...the HUGE bills...

Blech.


8 posted on 11/09/2011 8:44:03 PM PST by Bradís Gramma (I stand with Mr. Cain!)
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