Court documents describe the alleged cause of the Orleans explosion

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The explosion occurred on February 13 in the Orleans area of ​​Ottawa. (File Photo)

Ottawa man charged with causing last month's explosion at a construction site in Orléans allegedly broke into two homes and removed the water heaters, according to court documents.

He also allegedly left the gas supply pipe open, can we also read, which might explain the explosion.

Last week, Ottawa police announced a long list of charges, including arson and criminal negligence, against Kody Crosby, 35, for acts allegedly committed on February 12, the eve of the explosion. None of the charges have been proven in court.

Kody Crosby faces a dozen charges relating to the February 13 explosion. None of the charges have been proven in court.

Court documents also show that Mr. Crosby pleaded guilty to a series of robberies in 2016 and that charges, including one of alleged breaking and entering at a construction site in Kanata in 2019, were later withdrawn.

His lawyer declined to comment on current or past charges against his client.

Four homes were destroyed and other homes were badly damaged in the incident. Firefighters said at the time that a gas leak triggered the explosion.

Two men were pulled from the rubble and transported to the x27;hospital in serious but stable condition, while two children and two other adults were transported to local hospitals in stable condition.

The four injured men were workers from the site employees by a subcontractor, the company Potvin Construction. They have been out of hospital for a week, said Chantal Guindon, a company spokeswoman.

They are lucky to be alive , she said. But there is still the trauma. It really shook them.

With information from Guy Quenneville, CBC News

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