Santa Fe Gas Line Explosion Leaves 5 Workers in Critical Condition, Investigation UnderwayJune 11, 2019
Five gas line workers in Santa Fe are currently in critical condition after a gas line explosion hurled flames several feet into the sky above. According to authorities, the gas line burst just after 6 p.m. on Thursday June 6th.
The workers, who were Dayton Pipeline employees working under contract for CenterPoint Energy, were reportedly preparing a gas line when the explosion occurred. While one of the injured was airlifted to a nearby hospital, the others were taken by ambulance to John Sealy Hospital in Galveston for the treatment of severe burns and other catastrophic injuries.
On Friday, June 7th, CenterPoint Energy released the following statement.
On the evening of Thursday, June 6, CenterPoint Energy responded to a natural gas incident in Santa Fe, Texas. Contract crews with Dayton Pipeline were working for CenterPoint Energy when the incident occurred. Five contract crew members were transported to UTMB Galveston for treatment as a result of their injuries. Inquiries on their conditions should be directed to Dayton Pipeline. Our thoughts are with the injured contract crew members and their families at this time. CenterPoint Energy continues to work closely with Dayton Pipeline and local first responders to investigate the cause of the incident.
As the injured workers fight for their lives, many are now wondering what exactly caused the gas line to explode. While answers are eagerly awaited, authorities have disclosed few other details due to the ongoing nature of the investigation into this event.
What Could Have Caused the Santa Fe Gas Line Exposure?
Answers about the causes of the Santa Fe gas line explosion may come soon. In the meantime, a major concern is whether this explosion could have been prevented—and whether negligence may have contributed to it in any way.
Tragically, negligence plays a role in causing gas line explosions, injuries, and deaths all too frequently. When it does, it commonly takes the form of:
- Faulty equipment
- Failures to maintain gas lines
- Unsafe excavation work near gas lines
- Failure to properly train gas line workers
When any form of negligence is involved in a gas line explosion, injured workers will have options for holding the negligent parties accountable and seeking the justice and financial recovery they deserve.
The Amaro Law Firm Extends the Deepest Condolences to Everyone
Who Has Been Harmed by the Santa Fe Gas Line Explosion
Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any information about this incident – or if you have been harmed in an accident and you need helpful advice regarding your legal options.