Federal Officials Introduce New Safety Standards for Pipes

Posted on September 27, 2011

Officials are introducing new safety standards to construction firms on how to maintain, clean, repair, and install industrial pipes, according to news sources.

The U.S. Chemical Safety Board and National Fire Protection Association will be explaining the standards. The revisions come after an energy plant explosion in Connecticut proved fatal to several workers.

The deadly explosion occurred on February 7, 2010. Six workers from Kleen Energy were killed when 400,000 cubic feet of gas and air combusted during a procedure. The dangerous procedure was the “gas blow,” which forces high-pressure gas into pipes to clean them and remove them of waste. The state has since outlawed that procedure.

As a personal injury attorney, I’m very sorry to hear about this explosion, and I offer my sympathies to the family and friends of those who were injured. However, I am glad to see that the government is taking steps to prevent a workplace accident like this one in the future. As a Los Angeles wrongful death attorney, I want you to know that if you or someone you care about has been injured or killed in the workplace, it’s best to speak with a personal injury lawyer as soon as possible. The lawyers at our firm are here to speak with you any time about the suffering you or someone you love endured.

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