Entries by Carla

CSB Releases Timeline of AB Silicones Fatal Explosion

The Chemical Safety Board (CSB) has released a timeline of the events leading up to a May 2019 explosion at AB Specialty Silicones in Waukegan, IL that killed four people. The agency’s investigation of the explosion is ongoing. The company makes silicones used to make adhesives, sealants and medical, dental and food processing products. On […]

House Explosion Injures 2 in Lamar County, TX

A house explosion in Lamar County, TX has injured two people who were airlifted to area hospitals. The explosion, which destroyed the home on County Road 35460 in Chicota near Pat Mayse Lake, took place just after 9 p.m. on Januray 6. Investigators are working to determine its casue. Neighbors who heard the blast said […]

Lawsuit: Gas Utility’s Neglect Led to Fatal KY House Explosion

Explosion attorneys at Pritzker Hageman have filed a lawsuit on behalf of the family of three people killed in a Wolfe County, KY house explosion. Filed in Wolfe Circuit Court in Kentucky, the suit alleges that Troublesome Creek Gas Corp. failed to adequately respond to concerns about the smell of gas. The home, located on […]

Detroit Gas Explosion Injures 6

Six people injured in a gas explosion on Detroit’s west side on January 4 were hospitalized for treatment of burn injuries and smoke inhalation. A dog now named Miracle was also injured in the blast but survived with a broken pelvis after being trapped under the rubble for almost an hour. This poor dog, renamed […]

Cedar-Riverside Apartment Fire Kills Five in Minneapolis High-Rise

Five people died and three others have been hospitalized after a fire broke out on the 14th floor of a high-rise apartment building in the Cedar-Riverside neighborhood of Minneapolis this morning. Emergency crews were called to the scene at Cedar High Apartments around 4:42 a.m. The Minneapolis Fire Department told local media that the fire […]

Wolfe County, KY House Explosion Leaves 2 Dead, 4 Injured

A gas leak is the suspected source of a house explosion in Wolfe County, KY that left two people dead and four others injured. The house, located on Harvest Church Loop Road, was engulfed in flames after the blast which occurred around 3:30 p.m. on November 23. All six people were inside the home at […]

Explosion at Dippin’ Dots Facility Injures 4 in Paducah, KY

Four people were injured in an explosion at a Dippin’ Dots manufacturing facility in Paducah, KY. The blast occurred last night around 11:40 p.m.  All four employees were hospitalized Dippin’ Dots,  a frozen novelty treat, are made by using nitrogen to flash freeze ice cream into colorful, little balls. City officials said there was a […]

West Virginia House Explosion Injures 2, Propane Leak Suspected

A propane leak is the suspected source of a house explosion in Charles Town, WV yesterday that injured two people. Owners of the home in the Cloverdale neighborhood had been experiencing problems with their propane heating system and called an HVAC company to assess the problem. Technicians arrived Monday and opened all of the windows […]

Siloam Springs, AR Gas Explosion Injures 1

An explosion in Siloam Springs, AR injured one member of a crew working to remove an underground gas tank at a defunct gas station. The October 28 explosion occurred around 11:40 a.m as the crew worked to remove the tank from the station that was located at the intersection of East Lake Francis Drive and […]

OSHA Fines AB Silicones $1.5M after Explosion Killed 4

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has fined AB Specialty Silicones, Waukegan, IL $1.5 million for 12 willful federal safety violations after a May 3,  2019 explosion killed four employees. The company has been placed in OSHA’s Severe Violator Enforcement Program. Among the findings of the OSHA investigation of the […]

Schooners Lobster Fest Propane Explosion Injures 4 in Panama Beach, FL

A propane explosion at Schooners restaurant in Panama Beach, FL injured four people who were attending Lobster Fest on October 20. The Bay County Sheriff’s office said a faulty propane tank valve was the cause of the explosion, according to a report in the Panama City News Herald.  Gas that leaked from the tank was […]

Explosion at Cargill Plant in Kansas Injures 2

An explosion at a Cargill Inc. plant in Dodge City, Kansas on October 17 left two employees with serious burn injuries. The explosion occurred around 3 a.m. in a stand-alone building at the sprawling beef packing plant where up to 5,200 cattle are slaughtered daily. Some residents told local media that a  loud booming sound […]