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Ruptured Line



Pioneer Pumps were engaged to pump 100m3 concrete into floor of north bound sump. A boom pump was set up and a 3 inch steel re-enforced rubber hose was used to deliver the concrete at the bottom of the sump from the pump. At approximately 4.30am pressure built up in the 3 inch pipe and it ruptured. A Pioneer Pump Linesman was straddling the end of the pipe was struck between his legs by the uncontrolled movement of the pipe. Note: Line split however length of hose remained intact