Settlement reached after explosion in East Harlem

Con Edison has now agreed to pay $153 million to settle charges over the gas explosion.

Con Edison has now agreed to pay $153 million to settle charges over the gas explosion. (2/17/17)

HARLEM - In 2014, there was an explosion that killed eight people and injured about 50 in East Harlem.

Con Edison has now agreed to pay $153 million to settle charges over the gas explosion.

The historic settlement was approved by New York State's Public Service Commission Thursday.

The commission had found that Con Ed violated state safety regulations and that a gas leak had been reported before the blast.

Debris from the building explosion had landed on the nearby Metro-North tracks, suspending all trains running in and out of Grand Central Station.

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