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This is a discussion on Safety First within the Off Topic & Humor Discussion forums, part of the The Back Porch category; The photos are of the aftermath of a farm worker that was using a post hole digger on the back of a tractor. He hit ...

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    The photos are of the aftermath of a farm worker that was using a post hole digger on the back of a tractor. He hit a 24" high pressure gas main, he took out 2 houses with associated vehicles and out buildings. No remains of the worker were found.



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    We the willing, being guided by the unknowing, Doing impossible feats, for the ungrateful, Have been doing so much with so little for so long,
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    The rest of the pics
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    We the willing, being guided by the unknowing, Doing impossible feats, for the ungrateful, Have been doing so much with so little for so long,
    We now feel qualified to do, absolutely anything, with literally nothing

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    No One Killed in Gas Blast posted 11:25 pm Sun September 14, 2008 - Appomattox Co., VA reporter: Manuel Quinones posted by: Webteam tags: fire • explosion • pipeline • burn



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    Update: Gas Pipeline Explosion
    You could hear the blast and see the flames miles away, after a gas pipeline exploded just outside Appomattox early Sunday morning. The good news is no one was killed in that blast, but we're told five people suffered minor injuries.

    Zeke Zavatsky, Lives Close to Explosion - "It sounded like a jet plane crashing, I don't know, it just went off, it was crazy."

    Officials tell us this was a major gas pipeline that runs from the Gulf of Mexico up to New York City that ruptured and ignited. Many of you grabbed your cameras just after the explosion, which happened around 8:00am.

    As far as we know only two nearby houses were destroyed at the site near Kelly Creek off Oakville Road. Dozens of residents had to leave their homes as fire crews came in. Responders had the fire contained by 9:00. There was 50-foot crater left behind. Dozens of emergency workers were still on the scene Sunday evening.

    It really is amazing nobody got killed, especially when two homes were destroyed. We were in a staging area just a short distance away from where the pipe burst and left a hole in the ground. And we're told more people are on the way to try and figure out what happened.
    Nobody was digging ,the pipe ruptured on it's own
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    In 1989 a train in San Bernardino tried to do 110 on a 40 mph curve and derailed. It landed on/near an aviation gas pipeline, which later ruptured. I taught about 2.5 - 3 miles from there and could see the top of the flames over the top of other buildings not too far away from my classroom. I don't mess with pipelines...
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    I work in the gas industry, I hate to see stuff like this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dukalmighty View Post
    Nobody was digging ,the pipe ruptured on it's own
    I am curious as to how it ignited.
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    Once the pipe ruptures, the gas accumulates near the ground until a spark sets it off....
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    ... call before you dig. They mean it.

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    That place look like another planet

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