The gas explosion that left a man in critical condition today was not caused by the utility’s infrastructure, according to a company spokesman.
POINT PLEASANT BEACH - The gas explosion that left a man in critical condition today was not caused by the utility’s infrastructure, according to a company spokesman.
New Jersey Natural Gas workers arrived around 2:25 a.m. and turned off the gas to the bungalow-style structure on Cooks Lane that was on fire behind the primary residence, company spokesman Michael Kinney said. The company took leak surveys and pressure tests, which showed no damage to the gas lines.
“It was not with New Jersey Natural Gas’ infrastructure, it was with the customer’s facility, whether that be equipment inside the structure or the service that goes from the meter into that bungalow,” he said.
Authorities have not released the victim’s name, but a law enforcement source identified him as Kurt Wagner.
Wagner was listed in critical but stable condition and was in the Burn Intensive Care Unit at Saint Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston, according to Samantha Anton, a spokeswoman for