Natural Gas Pipeline Explosion in Texas Kills 2, Injures 3

A natural gas pipeline explosion at an Atmos Energy facility in Texas killed two people and injured three. The deadly explosion happened at about 4 p.m. on Monday in an unincorporated area of Collin County near Farmersville, which is about 35 miles northeast of Dallas.

The people injured and killed in the explosion were employed by Bobcat Contracting and Fesco Petroleum Engineering to work as contractors for Atmos Energy. The Farmersville Police Chief told WFAA-TV that the workers were servicing a gas line at the time of the explosion. Two of the three burn survivors were hospitalized for burn injuries. Atmos Energy published a statement that the names of the workers would not be released at this time out of respect for their privacy. An investigation into the cause of the gas line explosion is ongoing.

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Our team of gas explosion lawyers has seen far too many horrific explosions where pipelines have erupted, leaving behind a wake of devastation and destruction. After reviewing federal data, our explosion investigative team found a high risk for catastrophic gas explosions in states with outdated pipeline systems. Gas companies that continue to prolong the replacement timeline for aging iron pipelines put people’s lives in danger. Attorney Fred Pritzker says, “Gas companies are playing roulette with the lives of the public. Too many operators are dragging their feet on pipeline replacement programs.”

This picture shows the destruction left behind after a gas explosion seriously injured one of our burn survivor clients.

Fred Pritzker and Eric Hageman, who lead our explosion lawyer team, recently appeared on WCCO-TV to call for increased transparency and a better reporting system from gas companies so people can take action to protect themselves and their families.

“These explosions create instant zones of death. Natural gas companies are morally complicit in every failure.”
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Our law firm is one of the few in the country with experience helping burn survivors and families who lost a loved one in explosion lawsuits. In one recent case, we won a $45 million recovery for the family of a man who was seriously burned in a gas line explosion. While no amount of money could ever make up for the tragedy you and your family have been through, filing an explosion lawsuit will help you seek the justice and compensation you need to move forward with your lives.

If you or someone you love was injured or killed in an explosion, you should contact an experienced lawyer right away. For a free, no-obligation legal consultation with an explosion lawyer on our team, please call 1-888-377-8900, text 612-261-0856, or fill out the form below.

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