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Work Truck Falls Into Hole After Carrick Water Line Breaks Again

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PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Attempts to fix a water line in the South Hills have been complicated after a work truck fell into the whole where the line broke.

Last week, a 42-inch water line, operated by Penn American Water Company, off of Brook Street in Carrick broke, causing major water disruptions throughout the South Hills.

Friday, the same line broke again in another spot in the same area. However, fixing the break got a little more difficult when a work truck ended up in a large hole where the break occurred.

The truck reportedly sunk into the hole.

It’s unclear if, or how many, people are affected by the water line break.

Last week, hundreds of PAWC customers in the South Hills were without water or experienced low water pressure after the line break.

Efforts to fix it were also complicated last week because it happened amidst a labor strike.

Members of utility workers’ local 537 have been involved in the ongoing dispute over what they believe are unfair labor practices.

Officials at the time said PAWC didn’t believe there was any correlation between the strike and the water line break.

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