Pavement explosion in Pimlico
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Pavement explosion rise 'worrying'

Londoners could be at risk of serious injury after a large increase in the number of exploding pavements.

The Health and Safety Executive says it is worried by the rise in blasts across the capital over the past year.

UK Power Networks, the company which distributes electricity across London, claims its system is actually safe.

BBC London reporter Nick Beake spoke with Indran Sivarajah, Colin Wingate, John Steed, principal specialist inspector at the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) and Matt Rudling from UK Power Networks.

  • 17 Jun 2013