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Texas Railroad Commissioner, Michael Williams, is quoted saying C&H Power Line Construction, the electrical contractor that cut the underground line Monday causing a fatal explosion in Cleburne, Texas, appears to have followed the requirements to locate gas lines before digging. That statement raises more questions for the investigators of the gas line explosion that left a man dead and another hospitalized. The blast occurred after a 14 person work crew cut a natural gas pipe. The blast was aired on national TV and burned for hours until the gas line was shut off. So far, investigators know that C&H was digging holes to put up electrical transmission towers and Enterprise Product Partners, Houston, Texas, partially owned and operated the gas line and was responsible for marking the line’s location. Enterprise is staying mum for the moment on whether it properly marked the gas line. The $64,000 question remains. Was the gas line properly marked? If it wasn’t properly marked, there was no way for C&H to safely dig in the area.

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