Blundering builders drill into Lindfield gas main

The Argus: Blundering builders drill into Lindfield gas main Blundering builders drill into Lindfield gas main

Flames shot into air after workmen drilled through a gas pipe this afternoon.

Firefighters were called to Lindfield High Street shortly after 1.30pm.

It is believed workmen installing a new water pipe in the village drilled straight into the gas main.

Two crews from Haywards Heath were called to help burn away any remaining gas in a controlled fashion.

A number of homes were also evacuated.

Power companies were called to isolate the leak before repairing it.

A spokesman for West Sussex Fire and Rescue said: “We are expecting to be on site until the early hours.

“We are in communication with the gas company and they are working to fix the leak.

“There was no damage to homes and no injuries.”

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9:37pm Mon 10 Feb 14

Richada says...

An incredibly lucky idiot.
An incredibly lucky idiot. Richada

9:48pm Mon 10 Feb 14

LB says...

The only place where the roads aren't flooded and someone manages to set them on fire. Genius.
The only place where the roads aren't flooded and someone manages to set them on fire. Genius. LB

10:55pm Mon 10 Feb 14

John Steed says...

what happened to the risk assesment, the site survey and utilities check before work commenced, some ones head will roll over this, an amazingly lucky escape for the workman.
what happened to the risk assesment, the site survey and utilities check before work commenced, some ones head will roll over this, an amazingly lucky escape for the workman. John Steed

11:00pm Mon 10 Feb 14

tykemison says...

Why can we not comment on the article above about the poor young girl who was raped in central brighton? Considering she was not sure of her where-abouts when incident took place, it shows how wonderful our police force are in such serious incident's, regardless of not if the man arrested is innocent or guilty, our police force are the envy of the world when it comes to professionalism and intelligence acted upon, so well done and hopefully sends out a message to deviants not to act out their sordid/sick acts.
Why can we not comment on the article above about the poor young girl who was raped in central brighton? Considering she was not sure of her where-abouts when incident took place, it shows how wonderful our police force are in such serious incident's, regardless of not if the man arrested is innocent or guilty, our police force are the envy of the world when it comes to professionalism and intelligence acted upon, so well done and hopefully sends out a message to deviants not to act out their sordid/sick acts. tykemison

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