- Associated Press - Thursday, April 28, 2016

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - A man has filed a lawsuit claiming negligence against Oklahoma Natural Gas after he suffered serious burns from a January natural gas explosion that destroyed dozens of homes in northwest Oklahoma City.

The Oklahoman (https://bit.ly/1rC5ljs ) reports that the lawsuit filed by 29-year-old Jonathan Duggan earlier this month alleges that the utility company was negligent for failing to maintain or inspect the area where the explosion occurred. The suit also claims negligence for the utility’s failure to warn residents of the danger, failure to eliminate the dangerous condition, and for creating a hazard.

The utility company cited the cause of the explosion as “poor workmanship” after an internal investigation found a lack of fusion in a weld seam and a 3½-inch crack in a polyethylene pipe that led to the blast.

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Information from: The Oklahoman, https://www.newsok.com


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