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New NTSB Report Concludes 2018 Natural Gas House Explosion Was Avoidable

Posted By The Law Office of Daniel D. Horowitz, III PC || 26-Feb-2021

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) concluded an investigation last month about the tragic death of a 12-year-old girl in a natural gas explosion in her Dallas home in 2018. NTSB concluded that the explosion was avoidable, and placed fault on Atmos Energy Corporation. According to the report, the probable cause of the explosion was […]

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Why Are Cast Iron Pipes So Dangerous?

Posted By The Law Office of Daniel D. Horowitz, III PC || 07-Dec-2018

According to the United States Department of Transportation’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHTMSA), at the end of 2017, 97 percent of the nation’s natural gas distribution pipelines were made of plastic or steel. However, there are thousands of miles of cast or wrought iron service pipelines that deliver natural gas to homes and […]

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Public Wants Answers After Information Surfaces About Pipeline Explosions Across Texas

Posted By The Law Office of Daniel D. Horowitz, III PC || 12-Oct-2018

Texas houses the nation’s largest pipeline infrastructure with approximately 17-percent of the nation’s pipeline mileage. The Railroad Commission of Texas (RRC) regulates the gas distribution companies that own these Texas pipelines. Information released by the Dallas News, however, highlights the dark and scandalous past of one of the largest gas distribution companies to operate within […]

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The Massachusetts Pipeline Explosions Could Happen Anywhere

Posted By The Law Office of Daniel D. Horowitz, III PC || 05-Oct-2018

Residents of Massachusetts recently experienced catastrophic loss when natural gas pipelines exploded in three cities near Boston. More than 60 fires broke out, destroying homes, causing one fatality and dozens of injuries. Thousands of residents have been evacuated from their homes. Though Massachusetts only houses approximately 21,000 miles of pipelines, 48 miles of pipelines affected […]

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Gas Line Explosions Lead to New Safety Proposal

Posted By The Law Office of Daniel D. Horowitz, III PC || 22-Mar-2016

United States officials are taking action to strengthen safety regulations governing a 300,000-mile network of natural gas pipelines after a number of explosive accidents, including a San Bruno, California explosion that injured 50 people and killed eight more six years ago. The proposal by the Department of Transportation would expand inspection and repair rules to […]

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