Around a hundred or so people were without gas for the few days it took to dry out the pipework.
There was no report of any repercussion to the boiler fitter, but the gas suppliers had to provide alternative cooking facilities and compensate their customers at the rate of £30.00 per day for the period they were withoud gas.
Perhaps they cannot prosecute the boiler fitter?
It seems to me that none returns on gas and water supplies would be an absolute must for any property.
If this character had decided to connect the oxygen from a welding kit to the gas pipes, or had a whim to sterilize his water supply by coupling a pressure washer output to his tap, then things could be very serious.
Perhaps the gas suppliers were negligent in allowing something driven by an external pressure source to enter their system?
Has anyone an opinion?