10/28/2015 00:44 EDT | Updated 10/27/2016 01:12 EDT

Lawsuit launched over explosion at Regina Beach in December 2014

SASKATOON — A group of property owners in Regina Beach are suing over a natural gas explosion last December.

The suit is being brought against SaskEnergy and the Town of Regina Beach, as well as the owners of the property where the explosion is said to have occurred.

The suit claims the effects of the explosion caused significant physical, structural and/or foundational damage to the surrounding properties.

It claims negligence by the Crown corporation, alleging that SaskEnergy failed to design, construct and install a gas line capable of withstanding soil movement.

The statement also alleges it was reasonably foreseeable to SaskEnergy that a line could rupture since it was placed in an area subject to soil movement.

The lawsuit claims the town should have been aware of soil stability issues affecting the land and the owners of the property failed to put in any warning device capable of detecting an escape of natural gas.

A statement of claim contains allegations that have not been proven in court.



CJME, The Canadian Press