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Gas safety reforms arise from leaks, deaths, explosion injuries

A gas explosion lawsuit that made headlines in Minnesota was settled in 2018, a year that also gave rise to state and federal initiatives for natural gas safety reforms. Explosion lawyers who represent victims and their families support the changes…

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Explosion lawyers condemn failures in pipeline explosion

Explosion lawyers Fred Pritzker and Eric Hageman condemned the failures of a horizontal drilling company and two other firms involved in a botched, deadly installation of underground conduit that blew up in Canton, Illinois. The attorneys, who represent burn victims…

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Phillips 66 Paradis Pipeline Explosion in New Orleans: 5 Injured, 1 Missing

Five people were injured and another is missing after an explosion and fire at the Phillips 66 Paradis Pipeline Station in the St. Charles parish of New Orleans on February 9. Three of the injured workers were treated at the scene.…

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Kansas Oil Rig Explosion Injures 5

Five people were injured, two of them critically, in an oil rig explosion in Kansas on Monday. All of them were hospitalized. The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) said Tuesday that it has launched an…

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Second Fatality in Colonial Gas Pipeline Explosion

A man who was injured in the Colonial Gas Pipeline explosion on October 31 has died. It is the second fatality associated with the incident that occurred while a nine-member contract crew was working to replace a damaged section of…

Aging Network Poses Risks, Pipeline Explosion Lawyer Says

The advanced age of America’s petroleum and hazardous materials pipeline network poses huge risks for crews who work on the pipelines, citizens who live near them and the environment that surrounds them, according to Fred Pritzker, a pipeline explosion lawyer.…

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Congressional Democrats Call for Investigation of Colonial Pipeline Explosion

Five U.S. House Democrats are calling for an investigation of the deadly Colonial pipeline explosion in Shelby County, AL on Monday. The explosion killed one person and injured five others, four of whom are being treated for severe burn injuries…

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Report: Colonial Pipeline has had 128 Pipeline Spills in 6 Years

Colonial Pipeline’s gas spill in Shelby County, Alabama earlier this month is one of 128 such incidents the company has reported to the federal government since 2010, according to a report by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. A six-year average of 21…