Posted 11/19/2023 16:44 (#10488371 - in reply to #10488340) Subject: RE: Pipeline hit
Years ago, when Pendot was building north-south I-79 in near Pittsburgh, they were building a rest stop. There was a 30” high pressure gas line where they were working but NOT where they were told it was. Excavator/backhoe punctured it. Resultant explosion blew the operator 75 feet out of the machine. Somehow he survived
QueCreek mine disaster happened because QueCreek Mining was removing coal contiguous to a mined-out area. What was NOT on their map was a void the size of a baseball diamond that the other company had” stolen” as they finished their area, so, obviously it did not show on their map. One retired miner heard where they were working & told them about this, but they disregarded him.
When they broke thru into that void, millions of gallons of water poured in, trapping 8(?) miners in a “ bubble where the mine rose upwards at an angle. Those men spent many hours bent over, their heads against the ceiling, just enough airspace to keep from drowning. Horrible experience, but they survived