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Three critically injured in Tennessee gas pipeline explosion

27 November 2014

An explosion injured five utility workers, three of them critically, while they were working on an underground gas pipeline in Memphis, Tennessee on November 25. The Memphis Light, Gas and Water workers were repairing a gas leak down a manhole at the time of the accident, said Memphis Fire Department Lieutenant Wayne Cooke.

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The workers were repairing a 2.5 inch underground gas pipeline when it exploded, sending flames out of the manhole. Four of the workers suffered burns. A worker with minor burns and a worker who went into shock have been treated and released from the hospital.

A Memphis Light, Gas and Water spokesman told reporters the company was investigating the cause. 

“I believe there was a spark and it led to an explosion," he said. "What exactly happened, we are still trying to determine.”


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