Anthony Willingham killed and five injured in pipeline explosion on County Road 13/Grey Hill Road in Shelby County, Alabama

Modified Date: 
Fri, 03/12/2021 - 5:06pm
Accident Date: 
Monday, October 31, 2016

7 injured, en route to hospital from reported pipeline explosion in AL

The mayor said their preliminary information indicates there were crews doing construction in the area. It's unclear if they were Colonial Pipeline employees or contract workers.

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One representative each of Colonial Pipeline and L.E. Bell Construction – the owner-operator of the pipeline that exploded and the employer of most or all of the people injured there, respectively – were also there in the waiting room as of 9:30 p.m. Monday.

1 dead, 5 injured in Colonial Pipeline explosion in AL

Colonial said that a contract crew working on their Line 1 gasoline pipeline in Shelby County "experienced an incident when the trackhoe it was using hit the line" shortly after 3 p.m. Monday.

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The Colonial pipeline provides nearly 40 percent of the region's gasoline and usually runs at or near full capacity. Together Colonial's two lines carry more than 2 million barrels of fuel a day.

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Shelton says she is absolutely heartbroken over the loss of her father, but she's not angry. Her father knew the potential dangers associated with the job but loved the work.

"I never knew him to miss one day of work, except for his brother’s funeral," Shelton said.

People Involved: 
Anthony Willingham

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