Oil and natural gas pipeline explosions can lead to serious injury or death. This is why it is important to hire an experienced attorney to handle your injury claim.
In 2015 there was a sudden rise of pipeline accidents across the country and with it a rise in injuries and deaths, according to the U.S. Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration. 324 pipeline accidents occurred in 2015 causing 50 serious injuries and 9 deaths.
Recently, a 26 year-old man was badly burned in a natural gas pipeline explosion. The man was in his home when a 30-inch interstate natural gas pipeline exploded. His house was completely destroyed by the blast and a dozen other homes were evacuated. Three of those homes were so badly damaged they were deemed unlivable.