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Water, Gas and Light investigates safety procedures

March 7, 2003

Albany- He was rushed to the Augusta Burn Unit for treatment Thursday. Authorities say he is recovering very well, after receiving treatment. Sources say the worker's name is Dymytrk Kittle. They say Kittle working in hole, trying to put a temporary water tap on the main feeder line in Downtown Albany.

Suddenly, Kettle's gas powered saw burst into flames, causing Kittle to receive second and third degree burns. Now, investigators are trying to figure out what went wrong.

Lorie Farkas says Water, Gas and Light workers currently use stringent safety procedures. Now, investigators are trying to see if current procedures are enough.

Farkas says, "Workers go through intense training, but the chance of accidents occurring is always there." Farkas says after the investigations are complete, safety procedures may be altered, so workers will be even more prepared.

Farkas says the investigations should be completed by next week.

Posted at 5:15PM by Jocelyn.Maner@walb.com