Burn victim settles with NYC utility in steampipe blast that hurt several, led to 1 death

A man injured in a steampipe blast in New York City three years ago has settled his lawsuit against the utility company that maintained the pipe.

Gregory McCullough and Consolidated Edison said in court papers Wednesday that they had reached a settlement. The papers did not specify the amount.

McCullough and a female passenger in his tow truck were engulfed in a scalding geyser when the pipe burst beneath a street near Grand Central Terminal on July 18, 2007.

He suffered third-degree burns to more than 80 percent of his body and spent months in a hospital.

McCullough, his lawyer and Con Ed declined to comment.

McCullough was one of several people badly injured in the blast, which also caused a New Jersey woman to have a fatal heart attack.


Information from: Daily News, http://www.nydailynews.com