Report: Human Error Caused Pipeline Explosion That Killed 2 in Northern Illinois

Report: Human Error Caused Pipeline Explosion That Killed 2 in Northern Illinois

Chicago Tribune

Federal officials say human error was the cause of a northern Illinois natural gas pipeline explosion last year that killed two men and left two others seriously injured.

Sauk Valley Media┬áreports the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration says workers operating a tiling plow ruptured the pipeline, causing the explosion. At the time of the explosion in December, the workers were installing drainage tile…(Read the full story)

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