I didn’t post about the $2.3 million fine for the 2006 fatal explosion because that news was all over the internet and widely circulated in email.
But, HOLY COW! Please check out the slide show! When you get to about number 20… OMG!
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Cheap Tricks and Costly Truths says
Holy Cow is right! The flames! How tragically sad…bulldozed right into the pipeline. No markings?
Ward in the Woods says
Good grief a 36 in. pipeline?
How much pressure does that take?
Isn't that 'overkill'? No dis-
respect intended to victim(s).
Slide #20 & 27 really show the impact zone. That pipeline is a major gas transmission pipeline, often running at 500-900psi.
EPNG had failed to mark that pipeline when it was requested by REX Pipeline construction crews working nearby. Hence, the big fine, and probably a 7 digit civil settlement to the next of kin of the bulldozed operator.
Also, take a look at the Carlsbad accident pictures & story:
Oops, I meant slide # 19 & 27.
I also see where Mrs. Burns & family are getting sued for $22,000 for damaging an El Paso Corp., plus legal fees. So, EP runs their legal fees up to $1.3 million for that incident! Spite for her blogging about them?
It's tempting to make my OWN blog to dish out all the documented dirt on EP/EPNG! I know plenty of their blunders over the years, but they have no facilities near me. And, if this Lawsuit backfires on EP, look for some massive changes in the EP Legal Dept.