UPDATED: Staff evacuated after Middlebrook gas leak

Crews from Bolton Central and Horwich attended the reported leak

Crews from Bolton Central and Horwich attended the reported leak

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STAFF at a computer firm at Middlebrook Retail Park were evacuated for more than two hours after a gas leak.

The fire service cordoned off Scan Computers International, on the Enterprise Park at Middlebrook, after their gas main was ruptured.

It is believed that the damage was done by a vehicle, as brickwork surrounding the exterior pipe was also damaged.

Crews from Horwich and Bolton Central were called to the retail park just before 9am, while police also attended to close a nearby road.

Firefighters ventilated Scan's premises and the gas company was able to isolate the leak promptly, allowing the computer firm and neighbouring businesses to reopen.

Scan's staff are on the verge of being allowed back into the building and are waiting for final approval from the gas company.

A fire service spokesman said: "It looks as though it was hit by an unknown vehicle, which was not found.

"We put a cordon of 50 metres in place around the building and requested the assistance of the gas company."

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12:37pm Tue 6 May 14

Albinosupport says...

Venthilated? really?
Venthilated? really? Albinosupport
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6:27pm Tue 6 May 14

mr.mark.c says...

Albinosupport wrote:
Venthilated? really?
The funny part is that they can edit the article, you can't edit your post ;)
[quote][p][bold]Albinosupport[/bold] wrote: Venthilated? really?[/p][/quote]The funny part is that they can edit the article, you can't edit your post ;) mr.mark.c
  • Score: 5

1:03pm Wed 7 May 14

Albinosupport says...

ventilate


/ˈvɛntɪleɪt/


verb

past tense: ventilated; past participle: ventilated



1.


cause air to enter and circulate freely in (a room, building, etc.).
"ventilate the greenhouse well"


synonyms: aerate, air, oxygenate, air-condition, fan, freshen, refresh, cool More
"the conservatory will become stiflingly hot if not properly ventilated"





2.


discuss or examine (an opinion, issue, or complaint) in public.
"he used the club to ventilate an ongoing complaint"


synonyms: express, give expression to, air, give an airing to, bring into the open, raise, register, lodge, bring up, come out with, reveal, assert, declare, communicate, utter, voice, give voice to, put into words, verbalize, talk about, discuss, debate, talk over
ventilate /ˈvɛntɪleɪt/ verb past tense: ventilated; past participle: ventilated 1. cause air to enter and circulate freely in (a room, building, etc.). "ventilate the greenhouse well" synonyms: aerate, air, oxygenate, air-condition, fan, freshen, refresh, cool More "the conservatory will become stiflingly hot if not properly ventilated" 2. discuss or examine (an opinion, issue, or complaint) in public. "he used the club to ventilate an ongoing complaint" synonyms: express, give expression to, air, give an airing to, bring into the open, raise, register, lodge, bring up, come out with, reveal, assert, declare, communicate, utter, voice, give voice to, put into words, verbalize, talk about, discuss, debate, talk over Albinosupport
  • Score: -2

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