Explosion in Youngstown, Ohio, caused by crew cutting gas line they thought was out

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — A crew working in the basement of an Ohio building intentionally cut a gas line without knowing it was under pressure before a deadly explosion this week, the National said Friday Transportation Safety Board. NTSB board member Tom Chapman said a preliminary investigation shows workers were in the basement cleaning pipes … Read more

Pittsburgh native Akil Drake killed in Youngstown building explosion

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (KDKA) — The identity of the victim killed in an explosion that rocked downtown Youngstown, Ohio, Tuesday afternoon has been released. He was identified as Akil Drake, 27, of Pittsburgh, by the Mahoning County Coroner’s Office. Akil Drake was killed in a building explosion in downtown Youngstown, Ohio on May 28, 2024. Credit: … Read more

Explosion in downtown Youngstown, Ohio, leaves one dead, one missing and several injured

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (KDKA) — One person is dead, another is missing and several others were injured after an explosion caused significant damage to a building in downtown Youngstown, Ohio, Tuesday afternoon . A man’s body was found at the scene early Wednesday morning, according to WKBN. The 27-year-old man was employed at the bank. A … Read more