Replacement of a Sewer Line in Nogales.

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Full Case Study as Reported:

In Nogales, city workers replacing a sewer line accidentally hit and ruptured a gas line.


A total of 11 homes were damaged. 


The city paid hotel accommodation for seven families until the damage was repaired; the remaining four families were allowed to return home two hours after the accident.

Outcomes Reported:

Cause: Excavation related damage 


Damage: 11 homes affected 


Injuries: None

Related Keywords:

Natural gas lines, Collateral damage (other than utility), Area evacuated (homes, buildings, etc.)


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