With temperatures in the mid-90’s and the air thick with humidity, Ron Ragion of Enfield, a Ct. Natural Gas Chief distribution fitter, wipes away the sweat as he finishes up installing a new plastic main line tie-in along Porter St. in Manchester Tuesday afternoon. “This heat tears me up, ” he said as he climbed out of the trench where he was working. STEPHEN DUNNfirstname.lastname@example.org
You think you’re hot? Try working in a pit surrounded by tar and steel plates. These CNG workers had to call it a day mid-afternoon when the temperature in the trench approached 100 degrees.