Enterprise Products Fined Over Fatal Explosion

Law360, New York (September 2, 2010, 5:23 PM EDT) -- Texas natural gas regulators have decided to fine Enterprise Products Partners LP at least $120,000 for safety violations related to a June 7 pipeline explosion that killed a utility worker.

The Texas Railroad Commission released a report on the incident Tuesday, finding that Enterprise failed to adequately mark a pipeline in Johnson County, Texas, that exploded when workers drilled into it with an auger truck as they were installing electrical poles. The closest marker to the accident site was nearly a quarter-mile away, obscured by brush...
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