Pa. Gas Producer Fined Over Deadly Tank Explosion

Law360, New York (October 26, 2010, 5:14 PM EDT) -- Pennsylvania environmental regulators announced Tuesday that they had fined oil and gas producer Huntley & Huntley Inc. over a tank explosion that killed two welding contractors.

In a consent order, Monroeville, Pa.-based Huntley & Huntley agreed to pay $32,000 and to take appropriate measures to prevent future accidents, according to the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection.

Specifically, company employees and contractors will disconnect the tank from the well, drain the tank of all liquids, purge the tank of all combustible gases, test the tank with a...
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