Statement on explosion in Baberton, Edinburgh

03 Dec 2023

After a thorough investigation, the Health and Safety Executive have confirmed the incident in Baberton on Friday night was not related to SGN’s network.

Our deepest sympathies are with the family of the 84-year-old man who tragically died in this incident.  Our thoughts also remain with the couple injured as a result of the explosion.

We initially worked with the emergency services to ensure the immediate vicinity was made safe in our role as the gas emergency service.  We're working with Edinburgh Council to offer support to residents evacuated following the explosion.

We'd like to reassure the local community that their gas supply is safe to use. A reminder that if anyone smells gas inside or outside, please call the National Gas Emergency Service on 0800 111 999.