LINCOLN COUNTY, Ky (LEX 18) — LEX 18 is learning more about a lawsuit filed on behalf of a woman killed in a fiery pipeline explosion. 58-year-old Lisa Derringer died August 1 as she tried to escape her Moreland, Kentucky home.
In the lawsuit filed in Texas, attorneys representing her family outlined their case against Enbridge, the company that owns the pipeline. The suit claims Enbridge failed to take numerous steps to prevent the explosion and failed to warn people living near the pipeline of its "hazardous condition."
Attorney Kyle Findley spoke with LEX 18 via Facetime today saying the suit is about holding Enbridge accountable. He said, "There's almost always, in these types of events, warning signs or things they could have done along the way to prevent this from happening. Under no circumstances should communities live in fear." Findley went on to say, "I would not be surprised if the company knew that his pipeline was leaking at some point in time before this explosion occurred."
The Houston-based law firm is also representing "a handful of other families" in the Lincoln County community impacted by the explosion.
LEX 18 reached out to Enbridge for comment. Their response was, "It is our company policy to not offer comments on active or pending litigation."
Findley says attorneys for Enbridge submitted an answer to the lawsuit stating the company denies all responsibility for Derringer's death in the explosion.