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Energy Transfer Accidents

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Energy Transfer Accident Attorneys

Pipeline Explosion Lawyers Serving the Injured Nationwide

Energy Transfer was co-founded in 1996. 25 years later, it is now one of the most diversified publicly traded infrastructure partnerships in the country. Energy Transfer has more than 90,000 miles of pipeline, traversing 38 states, Canada, and Beijing. The company also employs nearly 10,000 people. Energy Transfer is engaged in natural gas and propane pipeline transport and is headquartered in Dallas, Texas. The company moves about 30% of the U.S.’s natural gas and crude oil through its pipelines.

With so many miles of pipeline, Energy Transfer is no stranger to leaks and ruptures. Perhaps the most well-known is a Beaver County, Pennsylvania rupture on the Revolution Pipeline. On September 10, 2018, a landslide caused the pipeline to rupture, causing an explosion that sent flames shooting 150 feet into the air, forcing evacuations, and burning one home to the ground. The pipeline had only been in service for a week when the explosion rocked the area. The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) investigated the incident, finding multiple violations and oversights.

The DEP shut the pipeline down for about two years and assessed a $30.6 million fine against ETC Northeast Pipeline, an Energy Transfer subsidiary.

Companies like Energy Transfer need to be held accountable if they let safety standards slide or actively cut corners in attempts to boost profitability and production. Such conduct can cause pipeline explosions that do more than just damage property and the environment. Serious oil and gas accidents can claim the lives of workers and anyone in the vicinity.

You have rights and options. Contact an Energy Transfer accident lawyer today for insight regarding a work injury, wrongful death, or personal injury case to help you get answers.

Family Sues Energy Transfer After Fatal Head-on Collision

In February 2020, the parents of a teenager who was killed in a head-on collision with an Energy Transfer driver filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the company. The incident occurred on April 25, 2019, at about 9:00 pm in a rural area of Glasscock County, Texas. According to an investigation by the Texas Highway Patrol, the driver of an Energy Transfer truck crossed the center line and collided head on with a vehicle carrying two teenagers. Both teens and the truck driver were killed in an accident that early reports indicate was caused by distracted driving on the part of the Energy Transfer worker.

Energy Transfer Worker Accidents & Injuries

Building, inspecting, and repairing pipelines is challenging work. Working at a processing plant or as a driver transporting oil and gas can be dangerous. The people who work in this field deserve to be protected from harm through proper training and the implementation of strict safety standards. Aging equipment should be repaired or replaced and companies should put worker safety above profits.

When companies like Energy Transfer do not take the proper measures to protect their employees, serious injuries and deaths may occur. On April 25, 2015, a worker lost his life when he was severely burned in a pump room at the Energy Transfer plant in Jal, New Mexico. This is just one example of an incident that claimed a worker’s life.

Our Energy Transfer accident attorneys may be able to help with cases involving:

For experienced guidance and caring support, contact our team today. We offer a free, confidential consultation to review your options and rights.

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