Client Fined £1.2m After Contractor Ruptures Gas Main

Client Fined £1.2m After Contractor Ruptures Gas Main

Tim Clark | Construction News

Folkstone Magistrates’ Court was told that Cliffe Contractors Ltd damaged a medium-pressure polyethylene gas main during construction work on 27 May 2016.

The incident was reported to Southern Gas Networks (SGN), whose employees were called out to investigate the gas escape at Thanet Way in Whitstable, Kent.

During the repair by Southern Gas Networks, the gas ignited causing the injuries to two SGN employees. One worker suffered severe burns while the other sustained cuts and bruises…(Read the full story)

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