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Example: [Collected via e-mail, January 2009]
These pictures would make you think twice before jumping on a backhoe and starting to dig!! It might even make you nervous about plowing after seeing that!
It doesn't say where this was but judging from the red dirt — it was somewhere from the central part of the U.S. to the south.
This is what a high pressure gas main is capable of.
Origins: The photographs displayed above do document the aftermath of a gas pipeline rupture, but the mishap was not caused by a backhoe operator who started digging without following proper safety procedures and struck a high pressure gas main.
The pipeline rupture and subsequent explosion occurred on the morning of
"In the life of this pipeline, the coating became compromised," he said. "The rocks in this ditch make it very difficult to protect this area."
The in-line inspection tool, run on the pipeline earlier [in the] year, showed that the pipe, as it crossed
"The initial results did not identify the corrosion as being as deep as it was," Batchelder said. "This area has a unique signature of corrosion. It stretched the limits of the technology."
Last updated: 5 December 2013
Lankford, Ronnie D. "Photos from Appomattox Gas Line Explosion." Appomattox News. 14 September 2008. Sidener, Carrie J. "Corrosion Caused Appomattox Pipeline Rupture." [Lynchburg] News & Advance. 15 December 2008.