UNH to investigate water pipe break
DURHAM, N.H. (AP) -- The president of the University of New Hampshire is calling for an inquiry into a broken hot water pipe that caused burns to three students at a dorm last weekend.
President Mark Huddleston says the university needs to do everything it can to prevent similar tragedies from occurring in the future.
The inquiry will be led by Paul Dean, executive director of public safety.
Officials found the pipe that delivered hot water to Hunter Hall for the heating system was under a pipe that delivers hot water for sinks and showers. Huddleston said that pipe, which is several decades old, had been slowly leaking for some time. It was continuously spraying hot water on the second larger and newer pipe. That corroded the exterior and caused premature failure.