Buckeye Partners Accident Attorneys
Helping Those Harmed in Pipeline, Plant & Refinery Accidents
Headquartered in Houston, Texas, Buckeye Partners is one of the largest independent liquid petroleum products pipeline operators in the United States. Its predecessor, the Buckeye Pipeline Company, was founded back in 1886. Buckeye operates a global network of integrated assets providing midstream logistic solutions, primarily consisting of the transportation, storage, processing, and marketing of liquid petroleum products.
Buckeye manages approximately 6,200 miles of pipeline and 115 liquid petroleum terminals and uses its service expertise to operate third-party pipelines. Buckeye’s portfolio of pipelines and terminals spans the East Coast, Midwest, Gulf Coast regions, and the Caribbean. In 2014, Buckeye Partners reported over $8 billion in assets and about $6.6 billion in gross revenue. The company employs approximately 1,900 people.
Unfortunately, petroleum supply and distribution functions are continuing to become more complex and critical. While Buckeye Partners claims that its strengths are strategic asset base, sound financial background, and dedicated employees, it leaves out the pertinent focus on safety to protect the communities and individuals affected by its business.
If you or someone you love has been injured working for Buckeye or by a pipeline owned/operated by Buckeye Partners, call (888) 493-1629. Our attorneys may be able to help.
History of Buckeye Partners Accidents
Buckeye has seen some serious accidents, leaks, and explosions through the past decades. On March 16, 2021, a 12-inch hazardous liquid pipeline operated by Buckeye Partners ruptured, releasing about 14,800 gallons of unleaded gasoline into Morses Creek near the Arthur Kill River. In 2016, a worker who was performing a visual inspection of a Buckeye pipeline in Taylor, Michigan lost his life when he was struck by a train.
Back in the 1960s, Buckeye saw a stretch of particularly harmful incidents. From 1962 through 1966, there were 7 accidents involving Buckeye Partners pipelines. Some of these disrupted local schools, businesses, and roadways. Some forced evacuations of residential areas. Two separate incidents resulted in the deaths of two young girls, one who was bring dropped off at a bus stop when a propane pipeline exploded and scorched an area over a mile wide. The other girl, who was only nine years old, was killed in her bed from an explosion of a pipeline about 300 yards away. Eight others were injured in this same incident, which was caused by a gas leak that was ignited by a spark from a passing train.
Buckeye is responsible for thousands of miles of pipeline and over 100 petroleum terminals. All it takes is a single act of carelessness, one overlooked safety standard, or one mistake and numerous workers and others could be seriously injured or killed.
At Arnold & Itkin, we help people who have suffered unfathomable harm in:
- Plant explosions
- Oil refinery accidents
- Pipeline explosions
- Oilfield accidents
- Gas truck accidents
- Gas leaks
Some oil and gas companies are worth billions. They have teams of investigators and attorneys who are ready to help them avoid liability for accidents, injuries, and environmental harm. Our firm refuses to let this stand. We represent people whose lives have been turned upside down and inside out as a result of safety violations and any instances where companies put profits over their workers and consumers.
Free Consultation with a Buckeye Partners Injury Lawyer
After a plant accident, pipeline explosion, or oilfield injury, you probably have a lot of questions. We can offer our insight and guidance during a free, private consultation. Our Buckeye Partners injury law firm also works on contingency, which means we only get paid if we secure a settlement or award on your behalf. If we take your case, you don’t have to worry about upfront costs and will pay no legal fees unless we win.
Let’s get started! Call (888) 493-1629 today or contact us online to schedule your free case review.