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Terror Of Britain's Exploding Pavements: Warning Over Alarming Rise In Manhole Blasts Caused By Underground Cables

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Terror of Britain's exploding pavements: Warning over alarming rise in manhole blasts caused by underground cables
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London's West End was rocked earlier this month by the latest incident of pavement explosions, which are caused by rainwater seeping into faulty underground wiring. Some of those whose lives have been ruined by the sudden blasts, including pensioner Colin Wingate (left), have now spoken out as statistics show the explosions, like this one in Pimlico, central London (right), are on the increase.

The terror of cabling.

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No! it's gas seeping out of somewhere or natural methane! Best not to smoke when you are down there! You usually have to have a gas detector before you go down! It's a wise precaution! :blink:

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I remember that explosion in Pimlico. The authorities were suspiciously silent about the cause. :unsure:

Amongst other such not uncommon incidents, there was a well reported electrical explosion on the Edgware Road where several people got badly burnt. Some flame proof trousers might be in order for when one takes a stroll in London.

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Not just pavements. I'm told by the Daily Mail that exploding whales are also an increasingly common risk.

The London Fire Brigade now state these cable explosions are happening once a week.

"It comes as figures reveal the number of pavement explosions have increased from 49 in 2013 to 64 so far this year.

2011, there were nine pavement explosions, but this more than tripled to 31 in 2012, according to figures obtained by BBC London from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE). "

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-28139346

February 2014 Islington http://www.itv.com/news/london/story/2014-02-17/explosion-beneath-pavement-forces-evacuation/

July 2014 Piccadilly http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/piccadilly-explosion-lorry-fire-sparks-3802173

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I wonder if the security services will be planning to rebadge these as terrorism when they need an excuse for government to send troops to the Middle East against ISIS. :unsure:

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Let's just hope Downing Street is full of wires - I don't think we need to worry about lack of methane!!

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Let's just hope Downing Street is full of wires - I don't think we need to worry about lack of methane!!

Somebody has just opened a file on you, Bendy.

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Let's just hope Downing Street is full of wires - I don't think we need to worry about lack of methane!!

You plan to join the religious terrorists?

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You plan to join the religious terrorists?

fawkes_01.jpg

Don't forget - 5/11 was an inside job. Even 'Horrible Histories' on CBBC has figured that one out!

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Don't forget - 5/11 was an inside job. Even 'Horrible Histories' on CBBC has figured that one out!

It's become fashionable to see agents provocateurs there.

In practice, there are indeed generally two sides to such events. Whether it be our Parliament, the Reichstag, or the Twin Towers. The history of each of those events is written by the winners, but when sufficiently old (e.g an event in 1605) it'll tend to be re-spun to follow fashion, such as the rehabilitation of the papists.

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You plan to join the religious terrorists?

fawkes_01.jpg

those ones are already in parliament.

the gameplan this time is not to immediately destroy, but to distort and subvert, using the mad mullahs as the distraction.

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The increase in failures displays a procedural or sealant failure on the joints.

The fact they are increasing means the electricity firms must have changed something with regards to joint sealing in the last few years.

Her indoors used to work for London Electricity and mentioned a lot of these joints are designed to exist underwater anyway such is the efficiency of the seal. Expect failures to increase as we go forward.

Maybe a consequence of privatisation and cutting corners?

The fact people have been injured and this is an 'industrial process' means the HSE are duty bound to investigate. There should be an official report in the offing going forwards.

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The increase in failures displays a procedural or sealant failure on the joints.

The fact they are increasing means the electricity firms must have changed something with regards to joint sealing in the last few years.

Her indoors used to work for London Electricity and mentioned a lot of these joints are designed to exist underwater anyway such is the efficiency of the seal. Expect failures to increase as we go forward.

Maybe a consequence of privatisation and cutting corners?

The fact people have been injured and this is an 'industrial process' means the HSE are duty bound to investigate. There should be an official report in the offing going forwards.

After an inquiry chaired by Elizabeth Butler-Sloss.

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Maybe a consequence of privatisation and cutting corners?

Maybe.

But the biggest influence since privatisation has been "Blair Feelgood". A regulator focussing exclusively on keeping consumer prices down, at the expense of investment. Turning the investment of earlier times into a cash cow and neglecting the future in this as in so many things.

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