Train4TradeSkills News: Builders have a blast on site

When you are working on a construction site, there are items you expect to find and those you don’t. And a hand grenade certainly wasn’t one of them.

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.

What do you think of this? Have you ever found anything similar when working on a building site? If you have then let us know on here, or on our Facebook and Twitter pages.

[Source: Construction Enquirer]

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Posted on August 11, 2011, in construction news, t4ts, train4tradeskills and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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