Entries by Carla

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 […]

Pagosa Springs Explosion Leaves 1 Dead, 1 Severely Injured

A woman is dead and a man is severely injured after an October 11  house explosion in Pagosa Springs, CO. Fred Phillips, 72,  of Shreveport, LA,  suffered serious burns and other explosion injuries and was airlifted to a Denver-area hospital where he is said to be in critical condition at  The name of woman who […]

NTSB: Enbridge Pipeline Explosion Spilled 66 Million Cubic Feet of Gas

The Enbridge pipeline that exploded in Lincoln County, KY on August 1, 2019, killing one person and seriously injuring six others, spilled 66 million cubic feet of natural gas that ignited with such force that it destroyed five homes, damaged 14 others, scorched 30 acres of land and launched a 33-foot-long section of the pipeline […]

Family of LEAP Inc. Employee Injured in Explosion Thanks Community

The family of Larry Lord, a LEAP Inc. employee who suffered burns over 50 percent of his body when the building in Farmington, ME exploded last month, is thanking the community for its support. The Franklin County Sheriff’s office posted the message from the family on a GoFundMe page. On September 16, 2019, a propane explosion […]

Explosion at Old World German Restaurant Injures 4 in Huntington Beach

An explosion at Old World German restaurant during an Oktoberfest celebration in Huntington Beach, CA on October 5 has injured four people. Two firefighters and two civilians were injured in the blast. One of them was the owner of the bar who suffered burns over 38 percent of his body. His sister, Cyndie Kaspo, told […]

Propane Leak Was Source of Deadly Richmond, NY House Explosion

A propane leak inside a Richmond, NY home was the source of a September 24. explosion that killed Eric Higham, 80, and Gail Higham, 70, fire officials have determined.  The blast, which occurred around 4:30 a.m., leveled the home located at 8116 Quayle Road while the married couple were asleep inside. An enormous fire followed […]

Gas Smell, Heating System Issues Before LEAP Inc. Propane Explosion

Problems with the heating system at LEAP Inc. in Farmington, ME, had been ongoing for months before a propane explosion that killed one person and seriously wounded several others, according to a report in the Press Herald. Residents in a neighboring mobile home park told the newspaper that they had been smelling gas for weeks […]

Propane Explosion Injures 2 in Las Cruces, NM

A husband and wife were injured when a propane tank they were hauling in their pickup truck exploded in Las Cruces, NM.  The couple was traveling from Michigan to Arizona towing a trailer of horses and dogs and had parked in an overnight rest spot at the Pilot Travel Center at 2681 W. Amador Ave. […]