BP investigating lethal explosion at Colorado natural gas site
BY ANGEL GONZALEZ
HOUSTON -- BP said Tuesday that a fatal accident at a natural-gas site near Bayfield, Colo., took place during scheduled maintenance of a pipeline.
The incident, which killed one contractor and injured two others, occurred early Monday at a compression station gathering natural gas from BP's operations in Colorado's San Juan Basin.
BP had shut down all of the natural-gas production feeding into the facility, which processes about 30 million cubic feet per day of natural gas, prior to the inspection, spokesman Brett Clanton said. The company said it is investigating the cause of the incident.
"It is too early to speculate on the cause of the accident," BP said in a posting on its website, adding that the site had been secured and shut down, and that the company was cooperating with federal, state and local authorities.
Dow Jones Newswires