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a little excitement at work

"We may be doing an evacuation," the foreman says not quite halfway through my shift. "Don't panic but the (road) construction crew outside hit a gas main and the (upstairs) office is filling up with a terrible gas smell. They have several fire trucks out there monitoring and we'll see what happens."
No evacuation and no explosion but talking to the secretaries upstairs while picking up my paycheck after work, it sounds like they should have been sent away from the office. The company across the street did get evacuated for several hours. Guess it depended on which way the wind blew.


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Dec. 30th, 2010 02:44 am (UTC)
Wow! That's scary! Could you smell anything where you were?
Dec. 30th, 2010 03:50 am (UTC)
No but I could smell it in my lunchroom. I almost went out to eat in the truck...until I realized the truck was parked on the corner nearest the construction! The one time I should have parked in the lot instead of the street. haha
Dec. 30th, 2010 03:51 am (UTC)
Just one spark and your employer could have served up a totally different kind of baked good!
Dec. 30th, 2010 05:32 am (UTC)
Fire Sale! Everything discounted and in as-is condition. No refunds.
Dec. 30th, 2010 02:44 pm (UTC)
Ugh, why didn't they evacuate the people near the bad smell, in the very least? If I were there, you can only imagine how neurotic and anxiety-ridden I would have become, just knowing that.

Did you get the all clear yet?
Dec. 30th, 2010 04:21 pm (UTC)
They should have at least been offered the gas masks to wear like we were given when they were having the floors varnished while we were working.
I...was asking people for matches all day. haha
Yeah, everything was fine by the time I left yesterday afternoon.
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Dec. 31st, 2010 04:41 pm (UTC)
Yes. We were fine on the opposite side of the building but the people right above the construction should have been allowed to leave or given gas masks, which I know they have. It may have been hard to answer the phones that way but it sure beats going home with a headache.
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