Cracked gas line causes tense moments at Heartland Health Care - New York News

Cracked gas line causes tense moments at Heartland Health Care

Posted: Updated:

By ROOP RAJ
MyFox Detroit Reporter

WEST BLOOMFIELD, Mich. (MyFox Detroit)
-- There was nearly three hours of waiting inside of a dining hall at the Heartland Health Care facility in West Bloomfield on Farmington Road.  Around 8:45 a.m., construction crews redoing the parking lot and first floor cracked a two inch hole in a gas line74 people were evacuated from one wing into another and kept inside the building standing by to move at a moment's notice.

"They just rushed everybody out into the hall where they made sure we were all safe," said Shirley Via.

However, for the people inside every second was filled with questions and worries as to whether something would spark causing an explosion.

"You didn't know if the building was going to blow up or not.  You know, accidents happen.  It scared me," Via remarked.

Fox 2 has learned that there were flags on the ground in the area that they were excavating to make sure that the subcontractors didn't hit a gas line, but we do understand that there was some area that there were questions as to whether or not it was labeled appropriately.  That's what investigators are looking at now.

Management from Heartland said their staff responded appropriately and immediately.

Why the line was hit?  T. H. Marsh Construction out of Royal Oak is working to find out.  A possibly explosive situation was diffused.  Family members of patients rushed in to see if everything was all right.

Despite the worries of the people inside, investigators told Fox 2 they were ready to move all 74 people outside of the building.  In fact, they had ambulances staged just a half block away to make sure, if necessary, they could move them out at a moment's notice.

  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • FAA ends ban on U.S. flights to Tel Aviv

    FAA ends ban on U.S. flights to Tel Aviv

    Thursday, July 24 2014 10:11 AM EDT2014-07-24 14:11:59 GMT
    The Federal Aviation Administration has lifted its ban on U.S. carriers from flying to Tel Aviv. The announcement was made late Wednesday night.The FAA had extended the ban on Thursday afternoon after its first ban went into effect 24 hours earlier. The decision was made after a rocket launched into Israel from Gaza landed near the Ben Gurion Airport.
    The Federal Aviation Administration has lifted its ban on U.S. carriers from flying to Tel Aviv. The announcement was made late Wednesday night.The FAA had extended the ban on Thursday afternoon after its first ban went into effect 24 hours earlier.  The decision was made after a rocket launched into Israel from Gaza landed near the Ben Gurion Airport. United Airlines will be the first U.S. carrier to resume flights to Israel after a two-day hiatus caused by combat.
  • New Jersey sues over Florida pizza shop logo

    New Jersey sues over Florida pizza shop logo

    The New Jersey Turnpike Authority wants a Florida pizza shop to pay a big toll for using a logo similar to the iconic Garden State Parkway's green and yellow signs.
    The New Jersey Turnpike Authority wants a Florida pizza shop to pay a big toll for using a logo similar to the iconic Garden State Parkway's green and yellow signs.
  • Suspect arrested in dismembered Brooklyn woman murder case

    Suspect arrested in dismembered Brooklyn woman murder case

    Thursday, July 24 2014 8:08 AM EDT2014-07-24 12:08:03 GMT
    Police say they arrested and charged a suspect in connection with the murder of a Brooklyn woman whose body parts were discovered in Bay Shore. Suffolk County homicide squad and the US Marshals NY/NJ Regional Fugitive Task Force arrested Leah Cuevas, 42, on Wednesday night. Cuevas lived on 346 Sumpter Ave. in Brooklyn, the same address as the victim, Chinelle Latoya Thompson Browne, 27. Cuevas was charged with second-degree murder and held overnight at Suffolk's Fourth Precinct.
    Police say they arrested and charged a suspect in connection with the murder of a Brooklyn woman whose body parts were discovered in Bay Shore. Suffolk County homicide squad and the US Marshals NY/NJ Regional Fugitive Task Force arrested Leah Cuevas, 42, on Wednesday night. Cuevas lived on 346 Sumpter Ave. in Brooklyn, the same address as the victim, Chinelle Latoya Thompson Browne, 27. Cuevas was charged with second-degree murder and held overnight at Suffolk's Fourth Precinct.
Powered by WorldNow
Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices