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Roads blocked in Chicago after gas line explosion

Posted on June 21, 2016 5:31 pm under Fires and Explosions

Traffic flow in a busy Chicago area was interrupted for several hours on June 14 after a natural gas line erupted, an article of the Chicago Tribune reported.

Information coming from the Chicago Fire Department revealed that no person suffered injuries when a blast took place at around 1:00 p.m. at the intersection of Madison and State Streets. Preliminary investigations showed the explosion probably occurred after one of the workers from Peoples Gas accidentally struck an old gas pipe in the area. A spokesperson for the utility company revealed that the pipe that ruptured was made inactive several months prior to the incident. Motorists and pedestrians were detoured as responding crews worked for several hours to clear the explosion area.

Fortunately, no one suffered injuries in the recent pipeline explosion. However, if you suffer injuries or became permanently disabled in an explosion, working with a qualified legal team is critical. Find out how the attorneys at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® can help you hold negligent parties responsible by calling (414) 271-0900.