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The 4th Court declines to rule that “hot taps” performed on gas pipelines are not inhere

In an oil & gas case, the 4th Court declined to hold that “hot tapping” (a procedure by which a machine is used to cut into a gas pipeline while gas is still flowing through it) is not inherently dangerous as a matter of law. The court relied on the evidence admitted at trial showing hot taps were dangerous.

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