A gas leak at Kendall Square Friday morning forced around 5,000 people to evacuate from 11 buildings. A contractor operating heavy equipment accidentally punctured a gas line, disrupting the workday routine for thousands of people.
Cambridge Assistant Fire Chief Thomas Cahill told reporters that “anytime you have construction, there’s always a possibility of any type of incident occurring.” Firefighters went building to building to check gas readings to make sure they were safe for people to enter.
According to witnesses, people could smell gas which prompted the evacuations.
Source: Boston Globe