Entries by Carla

Jeffersonville House Explosion Kills 1, Injures 2 in Indiana

One person is dead and two others injured after a massive house explosion in the 900 block of Assembly Road, in Jeffersonville, IN on May 19.  Up to 20 other houses in the Capitol Hills neighborhood were also damaged by the blast. Their windows blown out from the pressure, their rooves and exteriors showered with […]

Dorrance Twp House Explosion Kills 2, Injures 1 in PA

Two people are dead after a May 17 explosion leveled their home located at 2165 Aberdeen Rd. in Dorrance Twp., PA. Ester Hedgepeth, 66, and her husband Eugene Hedgepeth, 77, were killed in the blast. Their son, Nathan Hedgepeth, 20, was injured and transported to an area hospital.   This is all that’s left of […]

Second Man Dies After CRU Railcar Services Explosion in Elmendorf, TX

A second man has died from critical injuries he sustained in a May 10 explosion at CRU Railcar Services in Elmendorf, TX. Rogelio Noriega, 42, was impaled by a cable and sustained third-degree burns over 60 percent of his body when a tank car he and co-worker Gary Garza, 39, were cleaning exploded. Garza, who […]

Explosion at Georgia-Pacific Paper Mill in Muskogee, Injuries Reported

Five people were injured in an explosion at a Georgia-Pacific paper mill in Muskogee, Oklahoma around 10 p.m. last night.  Four people were transported to area hospitals for treatment of smoke inhalation and other explosion injuries.  One person was treated at the scene. Team coverage this morning after an explosion at Muskogee paper plant. @KJRH2HD […]

Explosion During Tank Cleaning at Polar Service Center Injures 2 in MT

Two men who were cleaning a tanker truck at Polar Service Center in Lockwood, Montana were injured in an explosion on May 9, 2019. Jarred Berns, 44, of Billings and Josiah Coulimore, 23, both suffered second and third-degree burns to their hands, arms and faces. They were initially taken to a hospital in Billings, Montana […]

Virginia Gas Station Explosion: Multiple Fatalities, Injuries

Four people are dead, three are injured and others are still missing after an explosion at the South River Market in Buena Vista, Virginia on May 10.  The explosion blew the roof off the station and shot an 80-foot tower of flames into the sky, according to witness accounts in various news reports. The blast, […]

Fire Marshal: Silicone Plant Explosion Heroes Died Saving Others

Waukegan Fire Marshal Steven Lenzi said the heroic efforts of the men who died in a May 3 explosion at AB Specialty Silicones saved the lives of their co-workers. Nine people were in the Waukegan, IL plant when something set off a massive explosion. Jeff Cummings, 57, of Kenosha, Byron Biehn, 53, of Union Grove, […]

Waukegan Silicone Plant Explosion Leaves 3 Dead, I Missing

Three people died and one is missing after an explosion at AB Specialty Silicones in Waukegan, IL on Friday, May 3rd. Waukegan, is located about 35 miles north of Chicago. Jeff Cummings, 57,  Byron H. Biehn, 53,  and Allen Stevens, 29 all perished in the blast which occurred around 9:30 p.m.  Six other employees were […]

After Husky Superior Explosion, EPA Should Revisit Hydrogen Fluoride Study, Says CSB

The U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) is calling on the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to revisit its decades-old hydrogen fluoride study following the Husky Energy Superior refinery explosion. The April 26, 2018, explosion sent 11 people to the hospital and prompted city and county officials to declare a state of emergency. Shrapnel from the explosion […]

NTSB: Utility’s Faulty Equipment is Source of Deadly 2016 MD Explosion

A gas utility’s faulty equipment was the source of a fatal explosion at the Flower Branch apartment complex in Silver Spring, MD in 2016, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has determined according to a report released this week. The NTSB is an independent federal investigative agency responsible for investigating aviation, marine, pipeline and surface […]

House Explosion on St. Paul’s West Side Injures 1, Gas Leak Suspected

A gas leak is suspected in a house explosion on St. Paul’s West Side this afternoon that left Michael L. Schultz, 74, with explosion injuries. Neighbors who heard the blast rushed to save Schultz, who lives alone in and was recovering from surgery,  according to the StarTribune. Israel Melendez, 48, told the paper that they […]