Darrouzett Explosion: Precautions Not Taken

By: Maxine Ridling
NewsChannel 10

Amarillo, TX - We do not know at this time whether Nick Thomas Inc. ever sought approval before they began digging.

The Texas Excavation Safety System spokesperson said, "Everything done on their end was done properly but that is as far as we can tell you," they also could not comment on whether Nick Thomas Inc. ever made the call.

It is required by Texas law that you must be approved if you are going to dig 12 inches or more in the ground and you must also wait 2 days before.

An experienced oil line repairman Lawrence Weaver spoke with NewsChannel 10 and he said "there are a lot of transmission lines that go through there so they should have known."