Keys to natural gas safety:
Leaking natural gas is dangerous. It can be deadly to
breathe. Also, it can cause a fire or explosion. A natural gas leak
is indicated by the strong smell of rotten eggs (the chemical ethyl
mercaptan, which is added to natural gas). Here are some safety
rules to follow if you smell natural gas:
-Exit the building immediately.
-Leave the door open on the
-Go to another place
and call Hastings Utilities at 463-1371
-Stay away until
someone from Hastings Utilities or the Fire Dept. says it's safe to
-Operate anything electrical or light a flame.
-Turn on the lights.
-Use the telephone.
-Turn on a flashlight.
-Open an automatic