My friend Tom has been having issues on his street for weeks now. Crews have been destroying the roads to install drainage pipes, and Tom's poor yard has been used as a thoroughfare by every driver in the neighborhood because the trucks and work have been dominating the actual street.
Welllllll, as Tom recently told me, "The Saga Continues." Unfortunately this is one of those stories that went from a mild disruption of daily life to actual death.
Evidently there was the smell of gas indicating a gas leak....A smell of gas would mean that, right?! Construction was halted. Gas company called. The gas utility gave the 'Thumbs Up,' which is what, folks?! Oh, I don't know. It is the universal translation for 'go ahead. You're crew can continue,' right? Yep. And they did. They did continue. And then there was an explosion and a worker was consumed in a ball of fire. The gas company? No comment.
Hmmmm! Again, I ask....Thumbs Up where?
Tragic accidents happen but Wow! Gas leak. Explosion. You don't have to be Sherlock Holmes or his less intelligent side-kick Watson to put those two clues together. Could be a freakishly odd thing that one does not lead to the other.
Annnnnnnnnnd. I can't find it on the local paper's site. I've looked. Maybe I'm dumb. But it's odd that I can find a story about three people being injured in a local car collision or a bit on taser guns as well as another auto collision...but I haven't been able to find anything on an explosion except the transcript on the local television news' station . Wouldn't you think that would make the news?