Gas Line Severed at Viking Coke

Gas Line Severed at Viking Coke Click to Enlarge Photo: KNSI News

(KNSI) - Nobody was hurt after a gas line was severed at Viking Coke Monday morning.

St. Cloud Fire Department Battalion Chief Leon Faust tells KNSI news a fork lift driver accidentally hit the gas line just before 11:40 Monday morning.

Faust says the workers evacuated the building and ventilated the area.

Gas to the line was shut off within a few minutes of the line being hit.

Crews conducted air quality tests inside the building and no dangerous or explosive levels of natural gas were found.

Everyone was back inside by 12:30 p.m.