Incredible moment a worker is knocked off his feet by a huge underground gas explosion
The incident happened on the morning of June 21, and it is believed it was the incident that caused residents of 30 nearby homes to be evacuated from the area when gas came out of the ruptured pipe
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This is the incredible moment a worker was knocked off his feet by a huge gas explosion.
Footage shows the moment a gas main exploded at a farm in the village of Wessington, near Alfreton
The incident happened on Tuesday morning and it is believed it was the incident that caused residents of 30 nearby homes to be evacuated from the area when gas came out of the ruptured pipe.
Firefighters and gas experts were on site and access to the area was closed to vehicles for several hours.
Footage shows a fencing contractor carrying out some work on a farm when things suddenly take an explosive turn, reports Derbyshire Live.
Alan Brown, a Wessington resident who captured the dramatic video using his home surveillance system, said: “It’s from my CCTV. It’s mine to the brim, but the field belongs to the farmer.
The guy in the video is apparently a farmer’s fencing contractor. In some of my longer shots you can see him running across the field, so I think he’s fine.”
At the time of the incident, Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service said the risk of ignition from the escaping gas meant they had to stay away from their homes for several hours to secure the scene.
Gas distribution network Cadent confirmed on Tuesday that the damage was caused after the gas line was struck by a third party.
Derbyshire Live understand the person in the footage was not seriously injured after the gas main broke.
A spokesman said: “Cadent engineers worked all night on an emergency repair after a pipe was struck by a third party at Brackenfield Lane in Wessington on the morning of June 21.
“Our teams have secured everything and are staying on site to complete the repair work.
“The local gas supply was not interrupted. Households evacuated yesterday for safety reasons have now been able to return home. We would like to thank everyone for their patience.
“This has been a great response from the emergency services, including our team, to ensure everyone is safe. If you ever smell gas, here or elsewhere, it’s important to act immediately and call the National Gas Emergency Service on 0800 111 999. All calls are recorded and can be monitored.”
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