LAWRENCE, Mass | The Latest: NTSB responds to area of gas explosions
LAWRENCE, Mass — The Latest on gas explosions in Massachusetts (all times local):
The National Transportation Safety Board is sending a team to Massachusetts to investigate a series of gas explosions blamed for one death and dozens of fires.
An agency spokesman said during a news conference in Washington on Friday that pipelines are within the agency’s jurisdiction.
The spokesman says among other things, the agency will look at the design of the pipeline system, maintenance and upgrades that have been done, and the safety record of the pipeline operator.