Thursday, October 21, 2010

Brett Shipp is on a roll

A gas drilling pipeline "pig" crashed through a house in Grand Prairie last Friday.  WHY did no one hear about it until WFAA started asking questions?


And read about it on

The 150 lb. flying object was retrieved by its owners, DFW Midstream. They admit their mistake and have offered to pay for damages to two homes.

"It's an isolated incident that occurred during a standard pipeline test... conducted more than 600 times in the area," said Brett Wiggs, President of DFW Midstream.

"DFW Midstream is committed to learning from this incident and working diligently to ensure the safest construction and operation practices possible," Wiggs added.

Heredia questions the company's sincerity.

"It could have killed somebody," he said. "Still I haven't heard from anybody since Friday, the day it happened."

Heredia feels that by just paying for his damages, the company avoids paying a price for endangering lives.

Even though the accident took place on Friday, the incident was not officially reported to the Texas Railroad Commission until Wednesday after News 8 began inquiring about what happened.

Reportable incidents are supposed to be brought to the attention of Railroad Commission investigators within two hours.

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