“This penalty sends a message”: Colorado driller will pay $18.25 million for deadly 2017 Firestone home blast
The fine – the largest in the state’s history – was levied against Kerr-McGee for failing to properly maintain a flow line from a well, which led to an explosion that killed two men
Colorado announces $18.25 million fine against driller in fatal 2017 Firestone home explosion
The penalty was announced by the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission at a news conference
Colorado oil and gas regulators are now pursuing penalties in deadly 2017 Firestone home explosion
The Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission said it was waiting for a final report on the blast from the NTSB. The report was released on Tuesday.
Decision to allow homes to be built near oil and gas drilling facilities contributed to fatal Firestone blast, NTSB says
Federal investigators found that the severed natural gas pipeline that caused the blast likely had been cut during 2015 construction of the same house it later destroyed