Safety Regulations Needed to Stop Fuel Storage Tank Explosions

An oil tank explosion recently claimed the life of a 24-year old woman and seriously injured a 25-year old man after they lit up a cigarette while they were socializing on top of an oil tank located in New London, Texas. Unfortunately, this is not an isolated incident. According to investigators, oil and gas storage tank explosions have killed 44 people and have injured another 25 since 1983. All were younger than 26 years old.