Pipeline accidents are becoming a more common occurrence in Texas and across the nation.
Last month two workers were killed and another was injured when they were repairing a gas pipeline just outside the Southcross Energy facility near Woodsboro, Texas.
According to Houston Public Media, the two workers who died were in a hole repairing a damaged pipeline when a piece of the line came loose releasing 800 pounds of pressure. Initial investigations indicate the explosion was caused by a failed piece of equipment the workers were using. One worker died at the scene and the other died at the hospital.
Unfortunately, pipeline accidents are becoming a more common occurrence in Texas and across the nation causing injuries and fatalities.
The Center for Biological Diversity reported from 1986 to 2013 there were nearly 8,000 pipeline incidents across the United State, which works out to almost 300 per year. These incidents have caused more than 500 deaths and more than 2,300 injuries.
If you have been injured or lost a loved one while working on a pipeline or as a result of a pipeline explosion, contact The Callahan Law Firm today for a free case evaluation.