JOC ARCHIVES

December 23, 2013

Gas line strike in Saskatoon

SaskEnergy says a private contractor could be on the hook for tens of thousands of dollars in costs after a natural gas line break in Saskatoon.

The Crown utility said a preliminary investigation shows the breach happened as a construction crew, working for the city, was doing repairs to either a water or sewer line.

A 30-centimetre gas line - considered one of the largest in Saskatoon - was broken, forcing the evacuation of eight nearby apartment buildings and a grocery store during bitterly cold weather.

Dave Burdeniuk, a SaskEnergy spokesman, said the gas line had been clearly marked nine days prior to the excavation.

He said SaskEnergy’s own crews had to work for 12 straight hours to ensure no one was without heat in the extreme cold. The costs will be passed along to the contractor, who may also be fined under Saskatchewan’s Occupational Health and Safety Act.

News from © Canadian Press Enterprises Inc., 2013

Print | Comment

MOST POPULAR STORIES
TODAY’S TOP CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS

These projects have been selected from 479 projects with a total value of $1,224,678,004 that Reed Construction Data Building Reports reported on Wednesday.

OFFICES

$80,000,000 Calgary AB CANCELLED/ DEFERRED

OFFICE TOWER

$33,500,000 Port Moody BC Prebid

OFFICE BUILDING

$30,000,000 Calgary AB CANCELLED/ DEFERRED

Daily Top 10

TODAY’S TOP JOBS

Site Super
Ontario-East York

Project Control Coordinator - NLLP Program Office (16633)
Ontario-North Bay

Experienced Site Superintendent
Ontario-Cobourg

Project Manager
Ontario-Oshawa

Estimator
Ontario-Toronto

Site/Field Coordinator
Ontario-Mississauga

Superintendent
Alberta-Red Deer

Operations Foreman
British Columbia-Vancouver

Earthworks Estimator
Ontario-King

Junior Construction Manager
Alberta-Fort McMurray

More jobs 

myJobsite.ca

Your gateway to
the top careers
in construction
and design