Fontana Branch Bids Goodbye to Exploding Manholes

Jodi Beuder Precast

Exploding manholes may not sound like a regular occurrence, but they happen more often than many people may realize, posing a huge safety threat and triggering power outages. In the first half of 2018 alone, multiple explosions took place in New York, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Connecticut and California. Prior to that two separate incidents in 2015 left 35,000 Long Beach, California residents without power for several hours, prompting Southern California Edison (SCE) to launch a retrofit project, which began this year. The Fontana Branch of Jensen Precast was quick to join the effort. The electricity company revised its standards …