LA MOTTE, IA—4/27/2012 While using a plow to install drain tiles in a farm field, a contractor struck a 16-inch high-pressure natural gas pipeline. The plow struck the pipeline at a depth of four feet and pulled it out of the ground, resulting in an explosion. The fire chief said that flames shot from the [...]Read More →
While working on a roadway, a construction crew hit a two-inch natural gas line with a backhoe. About 100 people were evacuated from area businesses. Six homes were advised to remain indoors. The intersection where the accident…
A construction crew ruptured an eight-inch natural gas line. The resulting leak prompted the evacuation of a nearby high school. About 70 people were evacuated from their homes.
HINTON, IA—4/25/2012 Workers struck a 24-inch, natural gas pipeline while using trenching equipment, causing an explosion and a fireball that was seen for up to nine miles away. The blast knocked down two power poles and caused an electrical outage. While trying to figure out why his power went out, one resident discovered the fireball [...]Read More →
TAMAQUA, PA—4/25/2012 While working on a bridge construction project, contractors accidentally sunk a piling into a 24-inch concrete sewer main and caused up to 1.8 million gallons of raw sewage to spew into a river. Workers at the Tamaqua wastewater treatment plant noticed that sewage flow levels had plummeted from 1,700,000 gallons per-day, to only [...]Read More →