17 Jul 2020

Worksafe charge two after Christchurch gas explosion

From Morning Report, 7:52 am on 17 July 2020

It took Worksafe nearly eleven months to make any contact with Christchurch residents neighbouring a home destroyed in a gas explosion last July.

The blast instantly obliterated the Marble Court property in Northwood one morning, injuring six people and propelling debris into dozens of homes up to a hundred metres away.

On Thursday Worksafe announced it was charging two people under the Gas Act, in a development celebrated by neighbours.

Months not knowing if they'd ever have answers, has taken its toll.

Katie Todd has the story.