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Local Pipeline Company Sued for Death Wants Lawsuit Moved to Federal Court

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A pipeline company wants a lawsuit filed by the wife of a Louisiana man who was killed moved to federal court.

Jennifer McDannell is seeking unspecified damages for the 2012 death of her husband, Robert. He was killed when a 7,000-pound section of pipe in  crashed through the cab of the excavator he was operating near Bethany, striking him in the chest.

McDannell's lawsuit alleges there was no protective screen in front of the cab and that the load was unsecured and unstable.

Precision Pipeline is the target of the lawsuit. It wants the civil action moved to federal court.