BI’s Article search uses Boolean search capabilities. If you are not familiar with these principles, here are some quick tips.
To search specifically for more than one word, put the search term in quotation marks. For example, “workers compensation”. This will limit your search to that combination of words.
To search for a combination of terms, use quotations and the & symbol. For example, “hurricane” & “loss”.
(Reuters) — The family of a teenager killed during a 2018 gas explosion that injured a dozen others and destroyed scores of homes in three Boston suburbs settled its lawsuit against Columbia Gas of Massachusetts on Tuesday.
Leonel Rondon died when his car was crushed by a chimney that fell after the blast in a pipeline owned by Columbia Gas, a unit of NiSource Inc.
“He was only 18 years old and full of life,” Doug Sheff, an attorney who represents the Rondon family, said in a joint statement with Columbia Gas announcing the settlement.
The terms of the settlement were not disclosed. The agreement was reached as a result of voluntary mediation between the parties, the statement said.
Mr. Sheff’s law firm will establish a scholarship fund designed to encourage an ongoing interest in public safety and community service. Columbia Gas will set up a separate scholarship fund in Leonel’s name, independent of the settlement, the statement said.
“We remain heartbroken over the tragic loss of Leonel Rondon and again express our deepest sympathy to his family and to the entire community,” said Joe Hamrock, chief executive of NiSource Inc., the parent company of Columbia Gas.
Investigators suspected that overpressurization of the gas main led to the series of explosions and fires in Andover, North Andover and Lawrence that left more than 18,000 homes and businesses without power.
(Reuters) — Federal prosecutors have launched a criminal investigation of utility company NiSource Inc. over gas explosions and fires in three Massachusetts communities that killed one person and injured at least 21 others in September, the company disclosed on Thursday.