A natural gas pipeline explosion left two contractors dead and three others injured at an Atmos Energy facility in Texas on Monday. The deadly blast erupted at about 4 p.m. in an unincorporated area of Collin County near Farmersville. According to Farmersville police, the workers were employed by Bobcat Contracting and Fesco Petroleum Engineering as contractors to service a gas line for Atmos Energy. Of the three survivors, two were hospitalized for burn injuries. Atmos Energy says they are not releasing the names of the workers out of “respect for their privacy.” The Collin County Sheriff’s Office told WFAA-TV that the FBI and NTSB have joined an investigation into the cause of the gas line explosion.
Catastrophic Gas Line Explosions Lead to Serious Injuries and Death
Our explosion lawyer team at Pritzker Hageman is one of the few in the country with experience representing burn survivors and families who suffered the wrongful death of a loved one. A review of federal data by our investigative team found that states with outdated iron pipeline systems face a high risk for dangerous gas line explosions. Attorneys Fred Pritzker and Eric Hageman, who lead our explosion lawyer team, recently appeared on WCCO-TV to discuss the ongoing problem of gas line leaks and explosions.
If you or someone you love was injured or killed in a gas line explosion, one of the first steps you should take is to contact an experienced attorney. For a free consultation with a Pritzker Hageman explosion lawyer, please call 1-888-377-8900, text 612-261-0856, or complete the form below.