Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Gas line explosion

You ever get the feeling that things are just really starting to get out of hand?

Millions of barrels of crude leaking still into the Gulf.

Economies around the world tanking.

Now this?

I'm getting that feeling.

Officials investigate deadly Texas gas explosion

CLEBURNE, Texas (AP) -- A natural gas explosion in north Texas killed one member of a crew installing utility poles, and authorities were trying to figure out if the gas line had been marked before digging started.

The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration was among numerous agencies at the scene after a utility crew struck a gas line Monday afternoon, sending a massive fireball into the air.

The lone utility worker missing after the blast was found dead Monday night, once searchers could safely walk through the entire charred area. Authorities had hoped the missing man had left the scene on his own, like some of his colleagues who drove themselves to hospitals.

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