On March 5th, 2021, at around 6:00 p.m., 7 CenterPoint Energy workers were injured in a massive gas explosion. It occurred in the 18700 block of Gleannloch Lakes Boulevard near Klein, Texas.
A Comcast crew was in the area working when they accidentally punctured a gas line, according to the Harris County Fire Marsha’s Office. CenterPoint Energy workers were then sent to fix the line. As they were about to leave, workers inadvertently hit a 6-inch high pressure natural gas line, which is considered a main line. That gas line erupted into a massive gas explosion that prompted the authorities to evacuate over 100 people from nearby homes. Fortunately, no homes were damaged from the explosion.
According to Chron, all seven of the injured were CenterPoint Energy workers, who suffered second and third-degree burns as a result of the explosion. A firefighter was also injured and treated at the scene.
Morrow & Sheppard LLP regularly handles cases including catastrophic injuries relating to fires and explosions throughout the United States with a focus in Texas, New Mexico, and Louisiana. If you or a loved one are injured due to a gas line explosion, talk to a Houston burn injury attorney about your legal rights.
Morrow & Sheppard LLP will follow up with any updates to the investigation as information becomes available and wishes for the speedy recovery of all involved in the explosion.