LANCASTER, Pa. — Authorities have released the name of a utility worker killed in an apparent national gas explosion that destroyed a Pennsylvania house and injured several other workers over the weekend.

The Lancaster County coroner’s office said 54-year-old Richard Bouder, of East Lampeter Township, was pronounced dead at the scene of the noontime Sunday blast in Manor Township near Lancaster.

Officials said the UGI Utilities employee was working outside the home with two other company employees and a Lancaster Area Sewer Authority employee checking a report of a gas leak when the explosion occurred. The other workers were hospitalized, but all are expected to recover.

Two federal agencies — the National Transportation Safety Board and the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration — are investigating along with the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission.


This story has been corrected to note name of employee was Richard Bouder rather than Richard Boulder.

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