OSHA: Second Injured Pipeline Worker Dead

Dec 7, 2016
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Alabama EMA

Officials with the Occupational Health and Safety Administration say a second worker who was injured in the Colonial Pipeline explosion in late October has died.

OSHA says the worker died on Nov. 22 from injuries received during the explosion in Shelby County.

The federal agency says the worker's employer, Heflin-based L.E. Bell Construction, did contact OSHA to inform the administration of the death.

OSHA did not identify the worker.

Colonial officials say eight people on the nine-member crew that was working on the pipeline were employees of L.E Bell.

Colonial Restarts Gas Pipeline

Nov 7, 2016
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Brynn Anderson / AP

The company that owns the gasoline pipeline that exploded and erupted into flames last week says the line is back in service.

Colonial Pipeline executives say service was restarted at around 5:45 yesterday morning. The pipeline transports gasoline from the Gulf Coast to New York City.

The line exploded last Monday at a site about 25 miles southwest of Birmingham while a crew was making repairs related to a leak in September that spilled over three hundred thousand gallons of gasoline.