(WXYZ) - Consumers Energy released a statement Thursday to say that it is suspending all boring projects throughout the state following the explosion in Royal Oak that killed a man on February 27.
The utility company is also making additional moves in an effort to show that the company is committed to safety.
READ THE STATEMENT BELOW FROM CONSUMERS ENERGY
“The safety of our community, customers and employees remains our top priority, and our thoughts continue to be with the deceased victim’s family and friends. As we implement our comprehensive safety program in the affected Royal Oak community, our experts are standing ready 24/7 responding to questions and concerns from the community.
In addition, we continue to be vigilant and proactive in our approach to keep the community safe by taking the following steps:
Throughout the year, Consumers Energy also conducts a number of ongoing, preventative safety measures:
We also have a comprehensive Integrity Management Plan in place to maintain and evaluate our pipelines, as part of the federal Pipeline Safety Improvement Act of 2002. We review the structural integrity of our pipelines using methods that include:
Consumers Energy continues to fully cooperate with the Michigan Public Service Commission, the National Transportation Safety Board and local authorities. We will provide more details on findings following the conclusion of the investigation.”
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