Lawsuit Filed Following 2019 Pipeline Explosion

A lawsuit filed on behalf of those who were injured or who had property damaged in a fatal Kentucky pipeline explosion alleges the operator failed to maintain and repair the line.

The lawsuit filed Thursday listed more than 80 people affected by the blast last August near Junction City.

58-year old Lisa Derringer died and at least five others were hospitalized following the explosion.

The lawsuit accused operator Texas Eastern Transmission LP and others of “failing to properly build and maintain the line, failing to identify and correct hazardous conditions, operating the pipeline at a dangerously high pressure and not having an adequate emergency plan.”