Gas Line Nicked by Landscaping Workers

An accident turned into a disaster when a landscaping worker hit a gas line on the job.

The San Diego Union-Tribune
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Landscaping workers nicked a natural gas line in Oceanside, California, prompting authorities to evacuate a home until utility crews were able to stop the leak.

A worker accidentally struck the gas line while digging, causing gas to spew into the air for about 45 minutes, said Jess Specht of the Oceanside Fire Department.

A home directly in front of the leak was evacuated, Specht said.

Firefighters also intended to evacuate another nearby home, but found it was already empty.

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