Episode 26 – Silver Spring, Maryland, Apartment Building Explosion Investigation

In this episode of Behind-the-Scene @NTSB, we talk with Rachel Gunaratnam, a Hazardous Materials Accident Investigator in the NTSB Office or Railroad, Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Investigations and Frank Zakar, a Senior Metallurgist in the NTSB Office of Research and Engineering, about the natural gas-fueled explosion, on August 10, 2016, in Silver Spring, Maryland. Rachel and Frank talk about the circumstances of the explosion and fire, the probable cause, and the safety recommendations issued to prevent a similar tragedy from happening again.

To learn more about the NTSB investigation of the Silver Spring, Maryland explosion and fire visit: https://ntsb.gov/news/press-releases/Pages/nr20190423.aspx

To read the full accident report visit: https://ntsb.gov/investigations/AccidentReports/Pages/par1901.aspx


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