An explosion along a Spectra pipeline in Salem Township, Penn. resulted in a serious injury, and "blew a 12 foot deep, 1500 square foot hole and scorched 40 acres." The investigation is ongoing, but "the preliminary investigation shows evidence of corrosion on the pipeline."
According to Bloomberg News, Spectra claimed "force majeure" the day-of the accident. Per Bloomberg: "Force majeure is declared to remove a company from contractual obligation because of events beyond its control."