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Article updated: 11/26/2012 7:03 AM

Employee in Mass. gas explosion did right thing

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Robert Spano, left, and Alan Hugley clean up broken glass Saturday outside of Punta Cana Restaurant & Bar, a few blocks from the site of a Friday-evening gas explosion that leveled a strip club in Springfield, Mass.

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A natural gas explosion that injured more than 20 people and damaged 42 buildings in Springfield's entertainment district was blamed on a utility worker who accidentally punctured a high-pressure pipeline while looking for a leak. The president of the gas company involved says the employee followed proper procedure and protocol.
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