19-year-old urges gas pipeline safety after surviving explosion

BEASLEY, Texas (KTRK) — A 19-year-old is recovering after surviving an accident involving a gas pipeline in Fort Bend County.

On Aug. 16, Jacob Kowalik says a gas pipeline exploded right next to him while he was working for the Fort Bend County Drainage District.

“It was just a normal day,” Kowalik said.

He told ABC13 that he was in a slow mowing tractor when his coworker, who was about 20 yards ahead of him in a 15-foot shredder, unknowingly hit a gas pipeline and it exploded…read more

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