Explosion in Canton, MA Caused by Snow Covered Gas Meter.

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As the harsh winter months drag on, the threat of roof collapses and significant property damage looms large.  On nearly every street in suburban Boston, you’ll find someone attempting, even weeks after, to dig themselves out of the winter freeze.  Snow rakes pull hundreds of pounds of snow off of roofs and the low rumble of snow-blowers can be heard throughout the region.  What many people do not realize, however, is that the failure to remove snow or ice from critical structures could not only result in property damage, but loss of life as well.

On the morning of Sunday, February 22nd, 2015, an office building in Canton, Massachusetts suddenly erupted in a major explosion The explosion occurred in a three-story brick building on Shawmut Road at around 2:00 am.   Although no one was injured or killed, there was significant structural damage done to the building as a result of the explosion.

According to Canton Fire Chief Charles Doody, the explosion and ensuing fire were caused by falling ice that hit a snow covered gas meter on the side of the building.  This caused gas to escape underground in the boiler room, where it ignited and caused an explosion.  Firefighters contained the flames for a while before the gas company arrived to shut off the feed to the building itself.

Although the Canton explosion did not hurt or kill anyone, it is an important reminder that removal of snow and ice from roofs is critical for public and personal safety.  Chunks of falling ice can cause serious injuries, and in the worst cases, wrongful death.  It is important to remain vigilant throughout the winter season.

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