THE KANSAS CITY MIDDAY BLAME GAME: MGE FAULTED IN JJ'S MEGA BLAST!!!
A report after the fact puts the blame on MGE for the Kansas City Country Club Plaza blast.
KSHB: MPSC: MGE violated rules in JJ's fire
KMBC: Commission files complaint against MGE in fatal explosion at restaurant
KCTV5: State investigators said Thursday that Missouri Gas Energy personnel wasted too much time before a gas explosion rocked a Country Club Plaza restaurant a year ago.
KC Biz Journal: Missouri Gas Energy did not conduct effective leak investigations. The Missouri Public Service Commission noted in the report that too much time had elapsed — about 32 minutes — between the time MGE personnel arrived at the location and the beginning of their leak investigation.
KCUR: The gas company violated its own safety rules that lead to an explosion that killed one woman and injured more than a dozen others and it should be fined, the 125-page report said.
This should make Kansas City residents feel safer given that immediately after the blast everybody blamed an old and busted fax machine at City Hall for the fatal inferno.
More in a bit . . .