Worker using a compressed air soil picker

Worker using a compressed air soil picker

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Credit: ASHLEY COOPER/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: A British Gas worker using a compressed air soil picker to loosen soil around utility pipes as part of a gas pipe replacement upgrade. Since introducing the soil pickers, pipe ruptures have reduced by over 60%.

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