Published: Nov 17, 2010 2:42 AM EST
Updated: Nov 16, 2010 11:42 PM EST

LEE COUNTY, FL- As TECO and People's Gas crews work diligently to restore gas service to more than 6000 customers, the energy giant is looking to construction company POSEN to take responsibility for the break in the 8" line. The accident happened on Thursday when a construction worker hit a gas line with a piece of heavy equipment. The accident left the worker seriously burned and more than 7000 gas customers offline. As OSHA continues to investigate, a TECO spokesperson says the company had properly located and marked the underground lines prior to any construction work beginning. WINK NEWS made several calls to POSEN before a spokesperson answered, his only response was, "No comment."