How to Comply with DOB's Gas Piping Inspections Requirements
In 2014 and 2015, New York City experienced two deadly gas explosions that prompted lawmakers to pass gas safety legislation in 2016. One explosion in March 2014 brought down two five-story apartment buildings in East Harlem, leaving more than 100 families homeless. And the other explosion occurred in March 2015, reducing an East Village building to rubble, killing two people and injuring four people critically. Inspectors found a flexible hose attached to the gas line that was used to divert gas to apartments upstairs.