Utility worker killed in Lancaster Co. house explosion ID'd

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House explosion in Pennsylvania kills 1 worker, injures 3. Christie Ileto reports during Action News at 11 p.m. on July 2, 2017.

Authorities have released the name of the utility worker who was killed when a Pennsylvania house exploded after a reported natural gas leak.

The Lancaster County coroner says an autopsy Wednesday showed 54-year-old Richard Bouder, of East Lampeter Township, died of multiple trauma injuries caused by flying debris.

The explosion happened Sunday afternoon in Manor Township.



Bouder was one of three UGI Utilities employee working outside the home when the explosion occurred. The company says the others, whose names haven't been released, are expected to fully recover.

A Lancaster Area Sewer Authority inspector, Denny Hoffert, was released from a hospital Tuesday.

The homeowner's son, Connor Hughes, spoke to Action News on Sunday evening.
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He was the first in his family to learn the home had been leveled, even though his mother had been evacuated by utility workers.

When asked if his mom smelled gas, Hughes said, "Someone actually walked by and smelled it, and knocked on the door and told her, and that's when she called, and then they came in and said 'it's 12 percent inside, but it's really strong outside.'"

The federal Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration and Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission are also investigating.

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