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One year after deadly explosion, Colonial Pipeline 'refocused' on safety

Matt Boster

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Posted by: Matt Boster
Date: Oct 31 2017 2:11 PM

One year after an explosion rocked Colonial Pipeline's main gasoline line in Shelby County -- killing two contract workers and disrupting a large portion of the nation's gasoline supply -- the company says it has implemented new safety procedures to prevent this kind of accident from happening again. 

Gerald Beck, Colonial Pipeline's vice president of operations, said the company has made a number of changes to its safety, maintenance and inspection protocols in the wake of the accident and the leak that preceded it. 

"We continue to be deeply touched by the events of Oct. 31, 2016," Beck said in a phone interview. "We know it's a difficult time for all those involved and foremost they remain in our thoughts and prayers.

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