- Associated Press - Saturday, September 20, 2014

NEW YORK (AP) - A New York City woman injured during a gas explosion in East Harlem earlier this year that leveled two buildings and killed eight people has filed a $25 million lawsuit.

Kadeisha Joseph tells the New York Post (https://bit.ly/1tEBHaj) Saturday she was getting ready to shower when the March blast threw her 20 feet, smacking her into a bathroom wall.

The 20-year-old says she now has constant neck and back pain and had to give up her job working with disabled children.

A spokesman for the city’s Law Department declined to discuss ongoing litigation with The Post.

Investigators have said they discovered a leak in the cast iron gas main, which was installed in 1887.

The National Transportation Board hasn’t yet issued a final determination of what caused the blast.


Information from: New York Post, https://www.nypost.com

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