Statement from Con Edison

Re: East Village Indictments -- We commend the Manhattan District Attorney and all city agencies for conducting a complete and thorough investigation of the East Village tragedy. We have cooperated with the authorities throughout this probe and provided all documentation and information they requested.

We continue to work closely with the city to immediately report unauthorized conditions when we find them, as well as take actions to eliminate any hazardous condition. We also strongly remind New Yorkers to "Smell Gas, Act Fast," and call 911 or their gas utility immediately when they suspect gas odors.