CenterPoint Energy Accident Lawyers
Fighting for the Rights of Injured CenterPoint Energy Workers & Customers
CenterPoint Energy, Inc. is a Fortune 500 company focusing on electric transmission and distribution, natural gas distribution, and natural gas sales and services. CenterPoint sells and delivers natural gas to more than 4.5 million homes and businesses in Arkansas, Indiana, Louisiana, Minnesota, Mississippi, Ohio, Oklahoma, and Texas. For electric transmission and power generation, CenterPoint maintains the wires, poles, and electric infrastructure that serves more than 2.5 million customers in the greater Houston area and in southwestern Indiana. The company also owns and operates almost 1,300 megawatts of electric generation in capacity in Indiana. Further, for the past 80 years, CenterPoint has provided heating and cooling solutions for Minnesota homeowners.
Formerly known as Reliant Energy, NorAm Energy, Houston Industries, and HL&P, CenterPoint was originally founded in 1882. Its subsidiaries include Vectren, CenterPoint Energy Services, Miller Pipeline, Minnesota Gas Company, and others. CenterPoint reported about $33.4 billion in assets and $7.4 billion in gross revenue in 2020.
While CenterPoint claims to have values of accountability, during February 2021 alone, CenterPoint had over 1.4 million customers without power. In September 2008, the company experienced its largest power outage in its 130-year history when Hurricane Ike disrupted service for 2.1 million of CenterPoint’s 2.26 million clients. The company also has a history of accidents, fires, and explosions that have injured and claimed workers’ lives. Oil and gas work is dangerous, but there is no excuse for cutting corners or acts of negligence that cause preventable accidents and injuries.
If you were injured while working for CenterPoint Energy or on any of its pipelines or facilities, you may be entitled to financial compensation for your medical care and so much more. The same applies if you suffered harm or losses as a customer or property owner. Our CenterPoint Energy accident attorneys can talk to you about what happened, answer your questions, and offer insight into your legal options and rights.
Call (888) 493-1629 today to find out how Arnold & Itkin can help you.
7 Injured in CenterPoint Energy Pipeline Explosion (March 2021)
On March 5, 2021, 7 workers were injured when a CenterPoint gas pipeline exploded in Gleannloch Farms near Spring, Texas. One worker was airlifted from the scene and six others were transported by ambulance to nearby hospitals for treatment.
CenterPoint Energy personnel were dispatched to the area after Comcast workers accidentally struck a pipeline during excavation. While attempting to repair the damaged pipeline, CenterPoint’s workers struck an even larger natural gas pipeline, causing the explosion and fire. One home was damaged, and about 800 customers in the area lost electricity when the pipeline explosion ignited an electrical power service line.
Plumber Sues CenterPoint Energy for Failing to Mark Power Lines (May 2020)
On May 13, 2020, a plumber who was electrocuted by a power line owned and operated by CenterPoint filed a complaint in the Harris County District Court against the energy company and other defendants, alleging their negligence led to his injuries. The man was injured on May 15, 2018, when he cut into an unmarked power line. He claims that CenterPoint was supposed to mark the underground power lines and failed to do so, causing him to strike a line that then caused an explosion and his electrocution.
CenterPoint Employee Fatally Electrocuted (July 2016)
A CenterPoint employee was fatally electrocuted on the evening of July 24, 2016, when he was attempting to connect a residential drop cable with a 240-volt transformer. A journeyman in an adjacent yard noticed the 32-year-old CenterPoint worker, whose job description was an electrician’s apprentice, slumped over the transformer and pulled him from the source of electricity, but he succumbed to his injuries. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) investigated this fatality and issued three serious violations against CenterPoint.
Representing Workers & Others Injured in CenterPoint Energy Accidents
CenterPoint Energy workers, contractors, subcontractors, and customers may be at risk of suffering serious harm as a result of aging equipment, defective machinery, insufficient training, and overlooked safety standards. At Arnold & Itkin, we believe in holding negligent parties accountable—even if they’re billion-dollar corporations with seemingly endless resources to counter our claims.
Our CenterPoint Energy accident attorneys can take on cases involving:
- Pipeline explosions
- Electrocution and electrical injuries
- Gas truck accidents
- Truck accidents
- Excavation accidents
- Plant accidents
Even when these cases are challenging or seem impossible, we won’t be outworked. We won’t settle for anything less than what each client deserves. No matter what.
Contact our team today for a free, confidential review of your CenterPoint Energy case.