Blast in Texas Panhandle kills 2, injures 3
DARROUZETT, Texas – A Texas Panhandle sheriff says two people are dead from a natural gas pipeline explosion.
Lipscomb County Sheriff James Robertson said in a news release Tuesday that the men were killed shortly after the blast in a remote part of the region.
Three people were injured. One was taken by helicopter to a hospital in Oklahoma City. Two others working near the explosion had injuries not considered life-threatening.
The five men were moving clay from a pit near the pipeline when a bulldozer struck it, causing the explosion.
A little more information HERE.
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The RRC pipeline mapping system is rudimentary at best. The TCEQ does not map (for public viewing) any of their emission sources!! We're really protected.
Kendra Odell says
I am the wife and daughter of the men killed in the pipeline explosion in Darrouzett, TX. Along with myself, my family and my husband's family are now on a mission to make a difference and bring awareness about the lack of concern that large corporations have towards the loss of human life and the total disregard of the laws put into effect to protect families from such tragedies. These lines are not properly marked or mapped, authorities are not contacted before digging begins and adequate safety precautions are not taken, and yet noone is being held accountable. If you are interested in helping accomplish this you can contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you.