Fixing a hole, part 1

In May, contractor Stark and Son began fixing a broken utility pipe that for years had been taking in soil through a break in the pipe wall, facilitating the growth of a pre-existing sinkhole. The hole pictured was on the Main Injector berm between MI31 and MI39. Workers used the track hoe pictured to dig a hole roughly 25 feet deep. For scale, the worker in the middle of the hole is about 6 feet tall. Photo: Larry Sliwa, FESS

In May, contractor Stark and Son began fixing a broken utility pipe that for years had been taking in soil through a break in the pipe wall, facilitating the growth of a pre-existing sinkhole. The hole pictured was on the Main Injector berm between MI31 and MI39. Workers used the track hoe pictured to dig a hole roughly 25 feet deep. For scale, the worker in the middle of the hole is about 6 feet tall. (part 2) Photo: Larry Sliwa, FESS