Verizon confirms Bear Communications performing work before explosion
A spokesperson confirms a contractor for Bear Communications was working on a fiber project for Verizon Wireless before the explosion.
Police say the contractor hit a gas line that caused the explosion on Tuesday, July 10th. Bear Communications was working for Verizon on a project to improve its wireless network, according to Verizon spokesperson Steve Van Dinter.
“While we have not been contacted about the investigation, both we and Bear are prepared to work with law enforcement, public safety and public officials as they investigate this tragic situation,” said Dinter in a statement.
A spokesperson with Bear Communications also confirms their subcontractor was performing work on site before the explosion, but says "there are many questions that remain to be answered as the investigation continues.”
Bear Communications is the largest communications contractors in the Midwest, according to their website. They were founded in 2001 and their headquarters are in Kansas.
Here is the statement from Verizon:
Here is the statement from Bear Communications:
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