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Kinder Morgan In $8.4M Settlement

Law360 (April 9, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The family of a man killed in a 2004 explosion caused by a backhoe striking a high-pressure pipeline owned by Kinder Morgan Energy Partners LP has agreed to an $8.4 million settlement, a development that comes as the local district attorney mulls filing criminal charges in connection with the deadly accident.

Contra Costa County District Attorney Robert J. Kochly said Monday that his office was considering filing criminal charges in connection with the November 2004 explosion, and that such a case would be handled by the...
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