Crossrail suspends ground breaking work after blast

Grant Prior 4 years ago

Crossrail chiefs have suspended all ground breaking work across the site following an explosion caused by a cable strike on Wednesday.

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Barry McGreham is recovering in hospital following the accident on a Barhale site in central London where utility diversion work was being carried-out for Crossrail.

A Crossrail spokesman said: “As is our standard procedure following a cable strike incident Crossrail has suspended any activity which involves breaking ground such as piling or utility excavation until we are fully confident that it safe to proceed.

“Crossrail has also issued instructions to contractor sites reiterating the processes that must be followed when approving and undertaking below ground works.
“Such suspensions usually last for several days”.


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