El Paso Natural Gas Wins New Mexico Lawsuit

By NewsChannel 10

Chaves County, New Mexico - The company responsible for the pipeline explosion in Bushland has won a lawsuit brought about by a previous pipeline blast.

The lawsuit stemmed from a 2000 explosion which killed a total of 12 people - six immediately and six others later on from injuries.

Firefighters were suing El Paso Natural Gas, claiming the company did not maintain the pipeline for 50 years.  They also claimed they are traumatized and haunted by the images from when they responded to the scene.

The Bushland explosion destroyed one home and three people to the hospital.  That family has brought a lawsuit of their own against the company