Gas blast breaks worker’s leg

Grant Prior 5 years ago
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A worker was taken to hospital with a broken leg this morning following a blast during gas mains work in Scunthorpe.

Humberside Fire and Rescue said: “It is believed work was being carried out on a gas main where a fractured pipe has caused an explosion, creating a gas cloud.

“A male casualty was rescued from the scene by crews and taken to hospital via air ambulance. The casualty is in hospital with a broken right femur, in a stable condition.”

Premises in the area were evacuated and a 200 metre cordon was set-up around houses.

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