EYEWITNESS LOCAL NEWSAnother Lawsuit Filed In Gas Line Explosion Near Sissonville
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Web Producer: Heath Harrison
Reported: Sep. 14, 2013 4:55 PM EDT
Charleston , Kanawha County , West Virginia
Another lawsuit has been filed over the December gas line explosion near Sissonville
The suit was filed this week in Kanawha County Circuit Court against NiSource and subsidiary Columbia Gas Transmission.
The Dec. 11 explosion and blaze destroyed houses, sent flames shooting nearly 100 feet into the air on Interstate 77 and melted asphalt and guardrails on the highway. No one was killed or seriously injured.
The Charleston Gazette reported that Paul and Conda Beaver allege that the companies didn't properly maintain the transmission pipeline that ruptured.
NiSource said it took immediate action after the blast and ensured things like housing and food were provided for those affected. The company said it has settled lawsuits with and provided compensation to more than 40 families impacted by the explosion.
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