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Recent Posts in Pipeline Rupture Category

  • Five Injured in Back-to-Back Pipeline Explosions

    Posted By Arnold & Itkin LLP || 1-Aug-2018

    A pipeline exploded near FM 1379 and State Highway 158 in Midland, Texas around 11:30 A.M. At about 12:30, a second explosion occurred at the pipeline. Five people were injured in the second blast, with one needing to be airlifted to a nearby hospital in Lubbock. Portions of SH 158 are closed as firefighters work to control the situation. Officials have provided no other details about the injured. ...
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  • Utah Gas Plant Explosion Injures Two, Causes Severe Burns

    Posted By Arnold & Itkin LLP || 30-Jul-2018

    Last Saturday, two men suffered serious injuries when a gas plant erupted in flames near Cisco, Utah. The plant explosion occurred around 10 AM at the San Arroyo Gas Plant, a location that provides compression for the area’s natural gas pipelines. Both men were significantly injured and were described as being “badly burned” by the Lower Valley Fire Department. They were ...
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  • At a 20-inch Phillips 66 pipeline in Paradis, a large explosion occurred on Thursday night. According to the St. Charles Parish Sheriff, there were six workers who were cleaning the pipeline when the fire broke out. Two of them were taken to a local hospital to receive treatment; one of them was later taken to a burn unit down in Baton Rouge. Three others received medical treatment at the scene. ...
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  • Worker Passes Away Weeks After Explosion

    Posted By Arnold & Itkin || 3-May-2016

    Weeks after an explosion caused severe burns and injuries to an Illinois construction worker, the man passed away while being cared for in the hospital. The injured worker died on Friday in the burn unit of a local St. Louis hospital, Mercy Hospital. He was receiving treatment for his extensive burns, which occurred after he was caught in a gas explosion on the job. Ongoing Investigations Into the ...
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  • Louisiana Worker Killed in Chevron Pipeline Blowout

    Posted By Arnold & Itkin || 17-Sep-2014

    Platform Repairs Lead to Tragic Accident in New Orleans A worker was performing routine maintenance when a deadly accident occurred. The incident took place at a natural gas gathering system off the cost of New Orleans. Chevron believes that the accident was caused by a valve blowout out on the offshore platform. One worker was killed while two others suffered injuries. Chevron stated that they ...
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  • Federal prosecutors recently charged Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) with several felony counts for the 2010 natural gas pipeline explosion that caused eight deaths and the destruction of 38 homes in San Bruno, California. The indictment — which was filed on Tuesday, April 1 in San Francisco — levels 12 felony counts and numerous federal safety violations against the ...
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  • Chevron Pipeline Explosion Causes Evacuations in Texas

    Posted By Arnold & Itkin LLP || 14-Nov-2013

    This morning, a pipeline operated by Chevron Corporation exploded in Milford, which is located about 50 miles outside of Dallas. No injuries have been reported, but the town's population of 700 residents have been asked to evacuate. Children at local schools have also been evacuated until further notice. Chevron did not identify the line, but it is the majority owner of a 2,295 mile ...
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  • ExxonMobil Lawsuit Moves To Another County

    Posted By Arnold & Itkin LLP || 3-Oct-2013

    A 2011 pipeline rupture in the state of Montana resulted in an ongoing lawsuit which was originally filed in Gallantin County. Now, the case has been moved to Yellowstone County. ExxonMobil attorneys in three lawsuits stemming from the pipeline rupture say that they have filed a motion to have all of the individual cases consolidated to maintain order. History of the Cases The attorneys say that ...
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  • Cause of Pipe Accident in Karnes County Under Investigation

    Posted By Arnold & Itkin || 25-Sep-2013

    Injured Workers Will Reportedly Recover As of Wednesday, September 25, 2013, the cause of the pipe burst in Karnes County is still under investigation. Investigators from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration and the Railroad Commission of Texas arrived in Karnes County on Wednesday to examine the water pipe that burst on Tuesday morning. Six people were injured in the ...
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  • PG&E Faces Lawsuits After San Bruno Explosion

    Posted By Arnold & Itkin || 24-Sep-2013

    In 2010, PG&E (Pacific Gas & Electric) was involved in a blast that took place at San Bruno when a high pressure pipe ruptured. While the incident happened several years ago, PG&E shareholders just recently filed a lawsuit in the San Mateo County Superior Court seeking to hold executives and board members at the company responsible for the tragic explosion. According to the Oakland ...
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  • State and Local Officials Won't Charge PG&E After Pipeline Deaths

    Posted By Arnold & Itkin LLP || 10-Sep-2013

    Eight people were killed in the San Bruno Explosion which occurred back in 2010. Now, after three years of debates and investigations, the state and local officials have declared that they will not pursue any charges against PG&E for the accident. Federal authorities still have the opportunity to press charges should they see fit to do so. Federal Prosecutors Could Still Press Charges Reports ...
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  • An Oklahoma jury has awarded C&H Power Line Construction $27 million, $1 million of which was punitive, in its case against Enterprise Texas Pipeline. The case was centered on the pipeline company’s negligence in gas pipeline safety. The case was filed by C&H against Enterprise after a fatal explosion occurred on Enterprise’s North Texas 36 Pipeline in June 2010. The jury found ...
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  • Pipeline Responsible for Arkansas Spill to be Removed

    Posted By Arnold & Itkin LLP || 13-May-2013

    On March 29, part of Exxon’s Pegasus pipeline ruptured, spilling an estimated 5,000 barrels of oil at Mayflower, about 25 miles northwest of Little Rock. Now, on April 22, Exxon will cut out a 52-foot section of the pipeline and take it for testing to determine what caused it to fail. When the 60-year-old pipeline ruptured, the heavy Canadian crude oil it contained went flowing through ...
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