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NEW YORK CITY STEAM EXPLOSION
1 Fatality and 500 Million in Damages
In July of 2007, a steam explosion occurred on the corner of this famous Manhattan intersection at East 41st and Lexington Ave. The incident occurred during the “evening rush hour,” causing a massive geyser of hot steam and a 40-story-high shower of debris. T.J. Russo Consultants was retained to provide expertise and manpower relating to the evidence extraction efforts of the incident. A team of experts from our firm facilitated a 24-hour a day, two week long operation, and established a chain of custody for over 1,000 “asbestos contaminated” artifacts. The largest evidence extraction of its kind.