August 8, 2019 — A massive gas pipeline explosion in central Kentucky killed 1 person, hospitalized 5 others, and destroyed several buildings and railroad tracks nearby.
It was the 3rd time in 3 years that the Texas Eastern Transmission gas pipeline has exploded. The pipeline carries highly-flammable natural gas under high pressure from Texas to New York.
The latest tragedy on August 1 killed Lisa Denise Derringer, a 58-year-old woman, and injured at least 5 other people.
Authorities say the 30-inch pipeline ruptured at 1 a.m., with flames towering 300 feet high.
At least 75 people were forced to evacuate from the nearby Indian Camp Trailer Park, where several structures also caught on fire.
One of the victims, Jodie Coulter, suffered 3rd-degree burns on both arms as she ran from her burning home, where she lived less than 200 yards from the explosion.
The Texas Eastern Transmission pipeline is owned and operated by Enbridge. The pipeline stretches more than 9,000 miles between the Mexican border in Texas to New York City.
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