Gas Fire: Construction Crew Hits 10-Inch Gas Line at Nottingham Estates Subdivision Along Route 162 in Maryville, Illinois

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Gas fed fire along Route 162 in Maryville, Illinois.

Maryville police and firefighters, and mutual aid firefighters responded about 2:00 p.m. Wednesday after gas main was hit by a construction crew working along Route 162 near the Nottingham Estates subdivision.

Loud explosion and loss of power to house; looked out the back window and saw a huge flame. This is the entrance to the neighborhood.

Posted by Jim Harrison on Wednesday, April 6, 2016

An injured construction worker was transported to Anderson Hospital in Maryville with burns over 70 percent of his body, then flown to Mercy Hospital’s burn unit in St. Louis.

The construction worker with Keller Construction in Edwardsville was stabilized first at Anderson Hospital.

A Maryville police officer rescued the construction worker from the fire.

An explosion damaged and/or destroyed construction equipment and several personal vehicles.

Ameren crews were able to shut off the gas line in a short time after the 10-inch, steel, high-pressure main was ruptured by the construction work.

Belleveille News Democrat interview: Ameren Sr Director of Division Operations John Barud speaks about the gas leak.

Belleveille News Democrat interview: Witness sees flames, rescue by Maryville PD.

Belleveille News Democrat interview: Freelance photographer Jimmy Simmons describes seeing and photographing the Maryville natural gas fire.




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