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Last Updated: Friday, 4 May 2007, 12:40 GMT 13:40 UK
Gas pipe workers injured at site
General picture of the gas pipeline under construction
The contractors were working on the pipeline at Capel Hendre
Two people working on a gas pipeline that will span the breadth of Wales have been taken to hospital following an accident on site near Ammanford.

One was taken from Capel Hendre by Air Ambulance to Morriston Hospital in Swansea while the other went by road.

A spokeswoman for the National Grid said it was believed one had a broken leg and the other a foot injury.

She said the company was committed to the safety of its workforce and a "thorough" investigation was under way.

The controversial 150-mile (241 km) pipeline will carry natural gas from two liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminals at Milford Haven to Gloucestershire.

A spokeswoman for Swansea NHS Trust confirmed two people had been admitted on Friday morning.

She said one was in a serious but stable condition although the injuries were not life threatening.

She added the other was expected to be discharged following treatment.




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