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April 19, 2013 8:19 PM

Lawsuit alleges bad markings caused blast at JJ’s

The suit was filed in Jackson County Circuit Court by Heartland Midwest LLC foreman Michael Tanner. In addition to alleging negligence on the part of USIC Locating Services for its markings, Tanner said Missouri Gas Energy should have turned off the gas after learning of the Feb. 19 rupture and failed to evacuate the area before the blast.

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