Officials say a second worker injured in the Oct. 31 explosion of a major gasoline pipeline in Alabama has died.
Al.com (http://bit.ly/2gSRfI0) quotes the Occupational Health and Safety Administration as saying the employee died on Nov. 22 from injuries received during the explosion of the Colonial Pipeline in Shelby County.
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The federal agency says it was contacted by the worker's employer, Heflin-based L.E. Bell Construction. OSHA didn't identify the worker.
Colonial officials say eight members of the nine-member crew working on the pipeline when it exploded were employees of L.E Bell.
Officials say the explosion resulted from a worker who accidentally hit the line while doing excavation work.
The explosion sparked a geyser of fire and shut down a vital pipeline supplying gasoline to millions of people across the Southeast.
Information from: The Birmingham News, http://www.al.com/birminghamnews