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Pipeline demonstration shows what to do when ruptured

Posted: 6:12 PM, Aug 09, 2018
Updated: 2018-08-09 19:21:24-04

Pipeline officials in St. Landry Parish presented a demonstration to show people what to do when a buried gas pipeline is ruptured.

Enertech and other companies held an underground awareness scenario and safety event in Opelousas today.

They also demonstrated what happens when an excavation goes wrong.

“It illustrates the importance of making that call to Louisiana one call,” said Greg Kittle, Liasion Coordinator for Enertech. “Call 811 before you dig. Making sure your facilities that maybe underground any area where you’re wanting to work are marked safely so you can work safely.”