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Gas workers could help homeowners avoid injury

Tradespersons who have taken a gas training course and are on the Gas Safe Register could find that their expertise is increasingly called upon to help with home improvement projects after a man was burned by an ignited gas leak.

According to the Lancashire Telegraph, the Accrington male suffered flash burns to his face after carrying out DIY work on the property's stonework and gas pipe.

However, it is believed that a gas leak ignited, leaving the man with facial injuries.

Watch manager Denise Odgers commented: "It was quite a severe fire and it originated round the gas mains intake metre. We think there was a leak there, but we are unsure what caused the gas to ignite."

It could be that employing professionals on the Gas Safe Register, which came into effect on April 1st 2009, will help reduce the risk of leaks.

The Gas Safe Register advised homeowners to always use such engineers when working with gas.

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