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Elliot Olsen has more than two decades’ experience as an explosion lawyer. If you or a loved one are suffering because of injuries susained in the Murrieta house explosion, you might have cause to file an explosion lawsuit. Please call Elliot at (612) 337-6126 for a free consultation.

From KABC-TV news, Southern California: A July explosion caused by a natural gas leak destroyed a home in the Southern California city of Murrieta, killing one person and injuring 15 others. Now, the father of a man who was severely injured in the explosion is demanding answers.

Clay Borel’s son Anthony suffered injuries in the explosion, injuries that will stay with him for the rest of his life. The explosion was so bad that Anthony Borel, 24, can’t even remember what happened that day.

Clay Borel, however, remembers quite well. “He was in pretty bad shape,” Clay Borel said. “I could see the cuts, and his head, and his face, legs, burned real bad on his arms, legs and face.”

Murrieta house explosion:
Anthony comatose for days

Clay Borel said his son was flown to Arrowhead Regional Medical Center, 45 miles to the north in San Bernardino. Anthony Borel was in a medically induced coma for days.

“The doctor came in and told me they were going to have to drill three holes in his head,” Clay Borel recalled. “And that was a really scary point for us, because we didn’t know what was going to happen at that point.”

Clay Borel said Anthony was one of several Horizon Solar Power employees working on the house that day before the explosion.

Murrieta house explosion:
Gas leak reported; no one left

According to Murrieta Fire & Rescue, the explosion’s timeline was:

  • At 10:57 a.m., a Horizon Solar Power employee called 911 to report a gas leak.
  • At about 11:15 a.m., a Murrieta Fire & Rescue truck was on scene.
  • Workers and first responders were still on scene shortly after noon.
  • A few minutes later, the explosion destroyed the house.

The website for SoCalGas states that if you suspect a natural gas leak, evacuate the area immediately.

Company officials didn’t answer specific questions about what their employees were doing on the scene, only that the investigation is ongoing, and that they regularly review their policies and procedures.

When asked by KABC-TV whether an evacuation order was discussed, Murrieta Fire & Rescue officials sent this statement:

“Each unit has an emergency response guidebook published by U.S. DOT that provides guidelines for all types of hazardous products. A second investigation/post-event analysis we’re conducting is looking into what was discussed at the incident.”

Murrieta house explosion:
Gas leak reported; no one left

Clay Borel, who has retained an explosion lawyer, said he is thankful so many people helped out at the scene. If they hadn’t been there, he said, who knows if Anthony would be alive.

“Thank you to everybody that helped,” he said. “Friends, family, people we didn’t know.”

Murrieta house explosion: Father of injured man wants answers

The father of a man injured in the July Murrieta house explosion has hired an explosion lawyer – and he wants answers about the tragedy, in which 1 person died and 15 were injured.

Lincoln County pipeline explosion

cause still under investigation

From the Advocate Messenger, Danville, Kentucky: The cause of a fatal pipeline explosion in Lincoln County has not been determined, according to preliminary findings released by the U.S. Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA).

The findings state that the possibility of damage to two more gas pipelines that run near the line that exploded cannot be ruled out.

The pipeline exploded in the Indian Camp neighborhood in Moreland on Aug. 1, killing one person and destroying five homes.

The PHMSA findings are included in a corrective action order issued by the agency. They show that the blast blew 30 feet of pipeline out of the ground, resulting in a crater 50 feet long, 35 feet wide and 13 feet deep. A PHMSA spokesperson said it is estimated that 66 million cubic feet of natural gas was released by the failure, with the resulting fire destroying multiple structures and burning vegetation over approximately 30 acres of land.

The Texas Eastern transmission line is owned by Enbridge Inc., a Canadian multinational energy corporation based in Calgary, Alberta. The entire Texas Eastern pipeline system is 9,100-miles long, carrying natural gas from northeastern America to the Gulf Coast.

Line 15, the affected area, was constructed beginning in 1942, and is a 775-mile long, bi-directional system that transports gas between Kosciusko, Mississippi, and Uniontown, Pennsylvania. In the area of the explosion, Line 15 is one of three parallel Texas Eastern pipelines.


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