Bear Communications identifies subcontractor working at site

Bear Communications, which was hired by Verizon for a fiber optic project in Sun Prairie, said one of its subcontractors, VC Tech, Inc., was doing work at the site of the gas main rupture Tuesday.

According to a statement from Bear, VC Tech was working in the area prior to the blast, and when the work crew smelled gas they notified authorities of the leak and assisted in evacuating people from the area.

Bear said the vehicle in the photograph that has been circulating on social media is not owned by Bear Communications and was not operated by any employee of Bear Communications. In Sun Prairie, Bear Communications provides its subcontractors with magnetic signs with the Bear Communications logo for their vehicles. 

The full statement from Bear:

“Bear Communications continues to cooperate fully with all parties involved in the investigation of the explosion that took place Tuesday in Sun Prairie. Bear Communications was building a fiber network in the Madison area. As is common on projects like this, Bear Communications subcontracted out certain scopes of work. The work in the Sun Prairie area was performed by VC Tech, Inc. VC Tech was working in the area prior to the blast, and when VC Tech’s employees smelled gas they notified authorities of the gas leak and assisted in evacuating people from the area before the explosion occurred.

No one from Bear Communications was present on site when the gas line began leaking. The vehicle in the photograph in the media is not owned by Bear Communications and was not operated by any employee of Bear Communications. In Sun Prairie, Bear Communications provides its subcontractors with magnetic signs with the Bear Communications logo for their vehicles. 

Again, Bear Communications employees are cooperating fully with investigators. Further comments at this time would not be appropriate given the ongoing investigation.” 

For more go to WKOW: http://www.wkow.com/story/38642609/2018/07/13/bear-communications-identifies-subcontractor-vc-tech-as-working-at-site-of-the-explosion

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