Train4TradeSkills News: Builders have a blast on site
A World War 2 hand grenade was found on a construction site near Gatwick Airport this week by contractors working on-site.
The hand grenade was in full working order (despite the end of World War 2 66 years ago) and the bomb experts were called in, detonating the bomb in a controlled explosion. No one was hurt from the incident.
A British Transport Police spokesman confirmed this, saying in a statement: “British Transport Police officers were called to Gatwick Airport railway station after the discovery of what is believed to be a WW2 grenade.
“The device was discovered on the lower ring road by a construction worker who was working on a piece of land there.”
Just shows you can never be too careful when working on a construction site, as there is the possibility of finding anything.
[Source: Construction Enquirer]
Posted on August 11, 2011, in construction news, t4ts, train4tradeskills and tagged British Transport Police, construction, Gatwick Airport, grenade construction site, Hand grenade, t4ts, train 4 trade skills, Train4trades, train4tradeskills, World War II. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.