Fire chief: Sewer work was done near Ohio blast

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Posted: Nov 17, 2011 10:36 AM
Fire chief: Sewer work was done near Ohio blast

A western Ohio fire chief says work was being done on a sewer line when a house exploded over the weekend, killing a man and injuring at least five other people.

Fire officials had said excavation was being done at the duplex home when a gas line apparently was struck and ruptured Saturday. The Dayton Daily News reports (http://bit.ly/snix7e) that the man who died, 71-year-old James R. Davis of Springfield, was the owner of an excavating company.

The newspaper also reports that no permits had been issued for digging in the area of Fairborn where the house exploded.

The coroner has not ruled on what caused Davis' death.

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Information from: Dayton Daily News, http://www.daytondailynews.com