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Two people hurt while working on gas line

CLARIDGE, Pa. — Two people were hurt while working on a gas line early Monday morning in Westmoreland County, officials said.

The incident was reported shortly before 1 a.m. along Gombach Road in Claridge.

Emergency dispatchers said a release valve blew off, leading to two workers being taken to the hospital.

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The workers, who are employed by a contractor, were testing the gas line when there was a malfunction, dispatchers said.

Both workers suffered non-life-threatening injuries, according to dispatchers.

Officials said one of the workers was evaluated and released from the hospital. The condition of the other worker was not immediately available.

Work was temporarily stopped, but has since resumed, officials said.