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Lawsuit: Gas company knew rig was unsafe before explosion


December 12, 2018

QUINTON, Okla. (AP) — Drilling company officials ignored multiple warnings that safety equipment at an Oklahoma gas well was malfunctioning before an explosion that killed five workers and badly injured another, the family of one of the dead workers contends in a recent court filing.

Parker Waldridge's family alleges in a Dec. 4 amendment to their wrongful death lawsuit that a "cascade of errors and multiple departures from safe drilling practices" by drilling company Patterson-UTI Drilling led to the Jan. 22 blowout near Quinton, which is about 125 miles (200 kilometers) east of Oklahoma...

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