The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is leading the investigation into a Lincoln County, Kentucky gas pipeline explosion that killed one person, injured several others and destroyed or damaged at least nine homes on August 1, 2019. Federal investigators said that the final report could take more than a year to complete.
While it is very early in the investigation, corrosion of the 62-year-old pipe is a potential cause. However, the NTSB may take up to 18 months to complete its investigation. The pipeline is owned and operated by Enbridge. If negligence on the part of Enbridge in operating or maintaining the pipeline caused the explosion, those suffering harms and losses, as a result, will be eligible to make legal claims for their damages.
As always when an event like this occurs, those affected will undoubtedly have questions about how and why this happened. BCCN’s attorneys have experience in representing individuals facing such circumstances and asking such questions. Our team can launch our own investigation and make sure evidence is properly preserved.
Our thoughts and condolences go out to the injured, deceased and their friends and families. We hope the survivors make speedy recoveries and that all involved receive answers to the questions they have about how the explosion occurred.
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