A leaking natural gas line triggered an explosion on February 1, 2009 that destroyed a Milwaukee home and seriously injured two people, according to a report in the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel. The blast occurred at about 3:30 a.m., splitting the home open and dropping Mary Oden and her 8-year-old son from the second floor to the first floor. Oden spent 16 days in the hospital with broken ribs and serious burns to her neck, back, arms, right leg and right side. Her son was burned on his face, arms, hands and leg and was hospitalized for 11 days. A utility gas crew was outside the house investigating a report of gas odors when the explosion occurred, the newspaper reported.