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News ID: 26949
Publish Date: 17:39 - 05 August 2018
TEHRAN, August 5 - Texas officials released the name of a pipeline worker who died from injuries suffered when a Midland County, Texas, natural gas pipeline caught fire and exploded on Wednesday, sending seven people to the hospital.

Officials identify Texas pipeline worker killed in explosionTEHRAN, Young Journalists Club (YJC) -Texas officials released the name of a pipeline worker who died from injuries suffered when a Midland County, Texas, natural gas pipeline caught fire and exploded on Wednesday, sending seven people to the hospital. 

Bud Taylor, an employee of Navitas Midstream Partners, was one of five workers and two firefighters responding to a gas leak when at least one pipeline caught fire and triggered a series of explosions affecting several lines in the area, authorities said.

 

“With profound sadness, we confirm that one of our colleagues injured on August 1, 2018 in the pipeline rupture and fire in Midland County has succumbed to his injuries,” Navitas Chief Executive Bruce Northcutt said on Saturday. “Our thoughts and prayers are with his family, friends and colleagues.”

Source: Reuters

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