Multiple injuries reported at Branchburg gas pipeline facility flash fire


BRANCHBURG — A flash fire at a natural gas pipeline compression facility sent two construction workers to local hospitals and caused minor injuries to about 13 persons, authorities said.

"At about 7 p.m. (Thursday) we had a flash fire at a construction project at our natural gas compression station," Chris Stockton, a spokesman for the Williams Corporation, operator of the Transco Pipeline. "Two individuals were taken to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, there was no damage to the station, and it occured on a non-active piece of pipeline."