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PSC probe of gas accident continues

The Georgia Public Service Commission is continuing its investigation into September’s natural gas accident that resulted in the death of Wendell Harrison, an employee of the city of Cairo.
In response to an emailed query on the status of the probe, Bill Edge, public information officer for the PSC, states in his emailed response, “The investigation report is still being worked on and reviewed.”
The PSC certifies certain gas system providers in Georgia, including the city of Cairo, and ensures that suppliers operate their systems within state and federal safety laws.
Since the Sept. 28 accident, which happened on Fourth Avenue Northwest near its intersection with Fourth Street, the PSC has carried on its investigation. City gas crews were attempting to repair a leak when the gas ignited and Mr. Harrison was killed and three others were burned.

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