Enbridge Fined $2.4M Over Deadly Pipeline Accident

Law360, New York (August 18, 2010, 1:57 PM EDT) -- A subsidiary of Canadian oil company Enbridge Inc. will pay a $2.4 million fine for safety violations related to a 2007 incident that killed two pipeline repair workers, the U.S. Department of Transportation has said.

The workers died Nov. 28, 2007, when their repairs to an Enbridge Energy Partners LP pipeline at Clearbrook, Minn., caused leaking oil to ignite.

After a yearlong investigation, the DOT found that Enbridge failed to safely perform repairs and remove sources of ignition from the work area, the department said Tuesday....
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