Sep 20, 2017
EE workers went to site to excavate 2 holes using Non Destructive Digging (NDD). The crew was advised by nearby neighbours that a possible gas leak could be in the vicinity of the work site. Work ceased and Jemena was called and the crew returned to their FSC. Approximately 2 weeks later, (after EE was advised by Jemena that the site was safe and work could continue) the crew returned to site to finish the installation NDD excavated the ragbolts, the cables terminated, when the LPG torch was lit (to heat shrink the connection), the residual gas in the hole ignited forming a fireball. The crew extinguished the fire and fortunately no one was injured.