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There’s no such thing as minor damage to gas lines.
What looks like a small nick in a gas line can result in a major health and fire hazard to the surrounding neighborhood. Even just nicking the coating on a gas pipeline or cutting a tracer wire can cause the line to fail or become unlocatable in the future.

Report all pipeline contacts.
Any time you contact a natural gas pipeline, assume there's a danger. Leave the area immediately and call 911 and National Grid from a safe location. Report the incident to your supervisor as well.

Never bury a damaged gas pipeline.
Trying to cover up an accident can be dangerous, and can lead to costly damages or criminal charges against you and your company.

 

Any time you contact a natural gas pipeline, assume there's a danger. Call 911 and National Grid.