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2012-11-25 03:08:38 PM
I was wondering how 11 firefighters got injured. Being inside the fireball is a different problem than deciding to go in.
 
2012-11-25 03:18:17 PM
Authorities on Sunday didn't name the Columbia Gas Go. worker

Well good. That really should be his parents' responsibility, after all.
 
2012-11-25 05:10:04 PM
i.lv3.hbo.com
Just say it was a gas leak.

So, did you buy that pony yet?
 
2012-11-25 05:10:10 PM
Funny that's the one article that doesn't mention it was the strip club..
 
2012-11-25 05:10:53 PM
can you hear me now?
 
2012-11-25 05:18:12 PM

Somaticasual: Funny that's the one article that doesn't mention it was the strip club..


Thats because there arent high pressure gas lines inside strip clubs. Im betting it was in the street in front of the strip club and the strip club got damaged from the blast that had nothing to do with the club.

Instead of saying what it really is which doesnt have nearly as much sensationalism, Im betting they arent mentioning strip clubs anymore because the gas company doesnt want people to think their workers were inside the strip club and just happened to get hurt.
 
2012-11-25 05:18:15 PM
Sometimes you fart, sometimes you get farted.
 
2012-11-25 05:19:24 PM

WelldeadLink: I was wondering how 11 firefighters got injured. Being inside the fireball is a different problem than deciding to go in.


I... um, okay, if you have a big explosion and fire, with associated injuries and damaged buildings, someone kinda needs to go in and do the fire-putting-out thing and rescuing thing.. no?
 
2012-11-25 05:19:57 PM
Actually it sounds like the worker knew EXACTLY what he was doing was gonna be dangerous. All the responding officers and firefighters were behind a vehicle.
 
2012-11-25 05:20:46 PM
damn..i was hoping it was the strip club that got a little over zealous in trying for an insurance claim
 
2012-11-25 05:22:58 PM
Basu gasu bakuhatsu!
 
GBB
2012-11-25 05:23:39 PM
Remember this the next time you read one of those "OSHA's Top 10 Most Dangerous Jobs" and wonder why Firefighting isn't higher on the list. It's because that list tracks fatalities. No one got killed in this accident, so ... not dangerous, right?
 
2012-11-25 05:25:03 PM
He was using a back Ho at the time.
 
2012-11-25 05:26:09 PM
better fark link

At the beginning of the article is a link to an update on the story, also better than this article
 
2012-11-25 05:33:31 PM
I got my pipe ruptured in a strip joint once
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2012-11-25 05:36:03 PM
utility worker who accidentally punctured a high-pressure pipeline while looking for a leak.

Ironic or followup... ironic or followup...
 
2012-11-25 05:40:41 PM

doglover: Actually it sounds like the worker knew EXACTLY what he was doing was gonna be dangerous. All the responding officers and firefighters were behind a vehicle.


He knew what he was doing but not where he was doing it--the pipe was mismarked, he hit it.
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2012-11-25 05:41:38 PM

Quoting another article:

His examination appears to have been an appropriate distance from where older markings on the sidewalk indicated where the gas line was. However, the markings were incorrect and his metal probe inadvertently punctured the high-pressure gas line right at the foundation of the building.
What I want to know is, who has to buy the strip club a new pole? The gas company, for relying on inaccurate markings it probably made in the first place?
 
2012-11-25 05:42:29 PM
"Hm, I punctured this pipe and now there's this weird hissing noise coming out of it! I better strike a match to see it better!"
 
2012-11-25 05:44:21 PM

ZAZ: utility worker who accidentally punctured a high-pressure pipeline while looking for a leak.

Ironic or followup... ironic or followup...


how did the metal probe puncture a high pressure pipe?
 
2012-11-25 06:19:23 PM

Tenatra: ZAZ: utility worker who accidentally punctured a high-pressure pipeline while looking for a leak.

Ironic or followup... ironic or followup...

how did the metal probe puncture a high pressure pipe?


It was sharp on one end.
 
2012-11-25 06:49:08 PM
The Texas Eastern Transmission Corporation Natural Gas Pipeline Explosion and Fire occurred in Edison, New Jersey on March 23, 1994 where a 36" diameter natural gas pipeline broke and exploded into flames next to the Durham Woods apartment complex along New Durham Road at its junction with Interstate 287.[1] The cause of this breakage was given by the NTSB as mechanical damage. The resulting fire destroyed or severely damaged 14 of the apartment buildings. Over 1,500 apartment residents were evacuated, 100 residents were left homeless, and one death occurred from a heart attack suffered by Sandra Snyder, who was unable to summon emergency workers "amid the chaos." Because the fire occurred so close to the Durham Woods complex, residents in the area also refer to it as the Durham Woods fire.

I remember this epic blast. I believe it was caused by a crew using a backhoe if memory serves correct. I understand this explosion is why we now have the 'call before you dig' service nationwide. Dunno but that is what I seem to recall...
Was at work in a highrise very close to this blast. FLASH! BOOM! (building sways a couple feet) AHHHH Scary!!!
 
2012-11-25 06:49:28 PM

Gyrfalcon: Tenatra: ZAZ: utility worker who accidentally punctured a high-pressure pipeline while looking for a leak.

Ironic or followup... ironic or followup...

how did the metal probe puncture a high pressure pipe?

It was sharp on one end.


A bottle of white wine and lots of lube.
 
2012-11-25 06:53:30 PM

TheOther: Gyrfalcon: Tenatra: ZAZ: utility worker who accidentally punctured a high-pressure pipeline while looking for a leak.

Ironic or followup... ironic or followup...

how did the metal probe puncture a high pressure pipe?

It was sharp on one end.

A bottle of white wine and lots of lube.


But that pipe looked like a rusty trombone.
 
2012-11-25 06:56:10 PM

haterade: damn..i was hoping it was the strip club that got a little over zealous in trying for an insurance claim


i figured no way it was new jersey lightning. strip clubs are farking cash cows, man. the owner is losing $$$ every night that place is closed. poor bastid. i feel sick for him.
 
2012-11-25 07:39:29 PM

KrispyKritter: haterade: damn..i was hoping it was the strip club that got a little over zealous in trying for an insurance claim

i figured no way it was new jersey lightning. strip clubs are farking cash cows, man. the owner is losing $$$ every night that place is closed. poor bastid. i feel sick for him.


i.imgur.com
 
2012-11-25 07:40:10 PM
I've read in more than two places that there is no definitive full map of existing pipelines. That's sort of creepy. I guess company's go out of business , get taken over, sell off assets, that sort of thing.


The local gas co replaced the gas line outside my house. Chatting with a worker, he points to the valve the crew just pulled out of the ditch and says - that one's from the late 20's - bout time it got changed.
 
2012-11-25 07:45:21 PM

Tenatra: ZAZ: utility worker who accidentally punctured a high-pressure pipeline while looking for a leak.

Ironic or followup... ironic or followup...

how did the metal probe puncture a high pressure pipe?


Not sure about there, but they are using some sort of plastic pipe here.. walls about 1/2 " thick.. for 25 psi pressure.. they use a rod with a point on it to open a hole, then drop a sampling tube from a gas detector down the hole.. most old gas lines were cast iron.. not easy to poke a hole in, but a biatch to repair, and would shatter in an earthquake or if hit by digging apparatus....
 
2012-11-25 08:54:48 PM
Someone poked at this thread and blew it up.
 
2012-11-25 10:26:44 PM
media.nola.com
 
2012-11-25 10:28:15 PM

Tenatra: ZAZ: utility worker who accidentally punctured a high-pressure pipeline while looking for a leak.

Ironic or followup... ironic or followup...

how did the metal probe puncture a high pressure pipe?


There probably was some power apparatus pushing it into the ground. Otherwise I can't see how that would happen.
 
2012-11-25 11:07:29 PM

FloydA: Authorities on Sunday didn't name the Columbia Gas Go. worker

Well good. That really should be his parents' responsibility, after all.


i877.photobucket.com
 
2012-11-25 11:46:33 PM
i.imgur.com
I like it better my way.
 
2012-11-25 11:54:45 PM
utility worker who accidentally punctured a high-pressure pipeline while looking for a leak.

You found it!
 
2012-11-26 12:22:49 AM
One minute you're making it rain, the next minute rolling in pain.
 
2012-11-26 12:55:25 AM

Loren: Tenatra: ZAZ: utility worker who accidentally punctured a high-pressure pipeline while looking for a leak.

Ironic or followup... ironic or followup...

how did the metal probe puncture a high pressure pipe?

There probably was some power apparatus pushing it into the ground. Otherwise I can't see how that would happen.


That was what I was thinking although the articles I'm reading on it sound like it was done with a handheld probe. I just saw a picture of the pipe, it looks like it is as thin as a piece of paper. I can see a handheld metal probe going straight through something in this condition...

media.masslive.com
 
2012-11-26 09:47:18 AM

Tenatra: Loren: Tenatra: ZAZ: utility worker who accidentally punctured a high-pressure pipeline while looking for a leak.

Ironic or followup... ironic or followup...

how did the metal probe puncture a high pressure pipe?

There probably was some power apparatus pushing it into the ground. Otherwise I can't see how that would happen.

That was what I was thinking although the articles I'm reading on it sound like it was done with a handheld probe. I just saw a picture of the pipe, it looks like it is as thin as a piece of paper. I can see a handheld metal probe going straight through something in this condition...

[media.masslive.com image 539x800]


Handheld doesn't preclude it being powered.
 
2012-11-27 11:24:15 AM

ShobuZukuri:
media.nola.com

Anyone see my cement truck? It was here a second ago.
 
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