a device called a “pig” — being used to pressure test a pipeline under construction — was launched like a missile out of the end of a pipe, straight toward a house 500 feet away.
As the photographs provided to News 8 showed, it was a direct hit — right into Robert Heredia’s bedroom.
“It looked like a war zone in here when it hit, it was really bad,” Heredia said.
On October 21st, the Fort Worth League of Neighborhoods will release a major, year-long study on natural gas pipeline safety. The study is the result of a $48,000 technical assistance grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation, Pipeline and Hazardous Material Safety Administration. The results include specific recommendations for federal, state and local governments and agencies, as well as the pipeline industry.
Read the press release HERE.