Entries by Carla

Four Injured in Hibbing House Explosion, Fire

Four members of the Stanina family were injured in a February 8 house explosion and fire near Hibbing, MN. Emergency crews were called to 15204 County Road 540 in Nashuak around 8:30 p.m. When the explosion and fire occurred, five members of the Stanina family were inside the home: Rob, 39, Tabby, 37, Dominik, 14, […]

Three Injured in East Bethel House Explosion [Updated]

Updated February 7 Three men were injured in a house explosion in East Bethel, MN this morning. Keith Hyovalti, 35 of Oak Grove,  William Swanson, 47, of Zimmerman, and James Wells, 47, of Coon Rapids were injured in the blast that occurred around 8:25 a.m. at a house under construction in the 2800 block of […]

Second Man Dies After Explosion in Guthrie, KY

A second man has died as a result of an explosion at Quick Turn Anodizing in Guthrie, KY on January 18. Alex Wix, 21, of Westmoreland, TN died on January 23 at Vanderbilt University Medical Center where he was receiving treatment for injuries he sustained in the blast. Wix was the driver of the truck […]

Explosion at Quick Turn Anodizing in Guthrie, KY: 1 Dead, 4 Injured

One person was killed and four others were injured in a January 18 explosion at Quick Turn Anodizing on Second Street in Guthrie, KY. The blast occurred just before 1 p.m. when a truck was pumping waste from the facility and the sludge mixed with used cooking oil in the tank and exploded, according to NewsChannel5 […]

Philadelphia Explosion – Gas Leak Suspected Source

An explosion in the Port Richmond neighborhood of Philadelphia injured five people, destroyed two homes, and damaged more than 40 others. Investigators suspect that a gas leak is the source of the blast which occurred just before 3 a.m. on New Year’s Day. The Fire Marshal’s office is still working to identify the cause. More […]

Explosion at Fuel Plant in Marengo, Iowa

Ten to 15 people injured in a December 8 explosion at a Marengo, Iowa fuel plant are being treated for trauma and burn injuries at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City, according to the hospital.  One of the five patients transported by ambulance to the state’s only Level 1 trauma center […]

Evansville House Explosion – 3 Dead, 1 Injured [Updated]

Updated November 3  A gas leak was the cause of a fatal house explosion in Evansville, IN  on August 10. Killed in the blast were Charles Hite, 43; Martha Hite, 37; and Jessica Teague, 29; all of Evansville. The Hites were inside the home that exploded, Teague was inside a neighboring home. Emergency responders were […]

Wyatt, MO House Explosion – 1 Dead, 9 Injured

A house explosion in Wyatt, MO this morning killed one person and left nine others in critical condition. Killed from injuries he sustained in the blast was Corey Coleman, 23, who later died at the Cape Girardeau hospital, Mississippi County Coroner Terry Parker confirmed to local media. Among the injured were a 6-month-old baby, several […]

2 Killed in Hopkins House Explosion

Two people were killed when their house in Hopkins exploded this morning. Herb and Sharon Vassar (85, 83) were the only ones inside the home located in the 200 block of N. 21st Avenue when the blast occurred at about 10:15 this morning. Investigators are still working to determine the cause of the blast. Fire […]

Report: Husky Energy Officials Knew of Issues Before Refinery Explosion

Officials at Husky Energy had known for 10 years that there was a problem with the valve identified by the Chemical Safety Board (CSB) as the likely source of a massive explosion at the Superior, WI refinery in 2018, according to a Wisconsin Public Radio (WPR) report based on 1,300 pages of documents obtained from […]