Demolishing of Old Macy’s Building in Trumbull.

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While demolishing the old Macy’s building in Trumbull, CT, to build a new Target store, construction workers punctured a gas main.


The shopping center was evacuated and closed for two hours while the gas leak was being repaired.


The pressure released from the broken 4-in. natural gas line caused one construction worker minor injuries.


Shoppers were not allowed access to their cars parked near the shopping center until the repair was completed.

Cause: Excavation induced damage


Damage: None


Injuries: Worker injured from gas pressure

Keywords: Natural gas lines; Area evacuated (homes, buildings, etc.); Business losses; Injuries


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