Entries by Carla

Propane Explosion at LEAP Inc. in Farmington, ME: 1 Dead, 6 Injured

A propane explosion at LEAP Inc., a nonprofit organization in Farmington, ME  this morning has left one person dead and six others injured. The newly opened nonprofit center for people with cognitive disabilities had been evacuated after the smell of gas was reported. After fire crews arrived at the scene around 8:30 this morning, an […]

Sand Beach Twp House Explosion Kills Mother, 69, Injures Daughter, 50

A September 14 house explosion in Sand Beach Twp.,  MI killed one woman, 69, and injured her daughter, 50. An investigation into the cause of the blast, which occurred around 7:30 p.m.,  is ongoing. Harbor Beach Fire Chief Jason Lermont told local media that firefighters arrived at the house, located at  1467 South Lakeshore in […]

NTSB: No Night Watchman on California Dive Boat When Fire Began

The dive boat Conception had no night watchman on duty when it caught fire and sank off the Southern California coast on Labor Day killing 34 people, according to a preliminary report by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB).  Although a roving watchman is a requirement for vessels like the Conception, all 39 people aboard […]

1 Worker Dead, Another Injured in Bronx Junkyard Explosion

One worker is dead and another is seriously injured after an explosion and fire at New England Used Auto Parts, a Bronx junkyard, on September 4, 2019. The injured worker, who recently became a father, has been placed in an induced coma after sustaining serious injuries in the blast which occurred around 3:10 in the […]

Woman Dies in Southgate House Explosion

Officials believe that medical oxygen tanks may have played a role in a house explosion in Southgate, MI that left one woman dead. A series of blasts, which occurred just before 10 a.m. this morning, destroyed the home located in the 13400 block of Cunningham St. and damaged neighboring homes.   Neighbors told the Detroit […]

3 Injured in Explosion at T.A.C. East in East Chicago

Three people were seriously injured in an August 14 explosion at T.A.C. East, an industrial cleaning facility in East Chicago, IN. All three are being treated in the burn unit at Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood, IL and are said to be in stable condition. Fire Chief Anthony Serna told local media that crews […]

Cass County Explosion Leaves MN Man Seriously Injured

A man in Cass County, MN was seriously injured in a house explosion involving a propane furnace today. The injured man was the only one inside the home, located about an hour north of Brainerd in the small community of Remer. He was doing work on the furnace when it exploded. Emergency responders airlifted him […]

Regulators Order Corrective Action After Pipeline Explosion in Danville, KY

The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) has ordered Enbridge to take corrective actions after a pipeline it operates exploded near Danville, KY on August 1, killing one person and seriously injuring five others. The explosion, the third on this pipeline since 2016, is the latest in a series of tragic episodes in the […]

Report: Someone Turned on the Gas Before Explosion in Plantation, FL

A report by Florida’s Bureau of Fire, Arson, and Explosives Investigations says the source of an explosion that injured 23 people at a Plantation, FL shopping mall last month was gas from a line that was opened earlier that morning.  Gas filled the space formerly occupied by PizzaFire restaurant, which went out of business several […]

Durham Fire Department Issues Report On Deadly Explosion

The Durham Fire Department has issued a report on its investigation of an explosion at Kaffeinate coffee shop at 115 North Duke Street on April 10, 2019 that killed two people and injured 25 others. Fire department investigators spent three months analyzing videos, 911 calls and interviews from more than 25 people to compile the […]

House Explosion in Manawa, WI Leaves 1 Man Dead

Authorities have identified Mark Steven Zielke, 64 as the man who was killed in a house explosion in Manawa, WI on August 11. Emergency responders say they believe Zielke was asleep when the blast occurred around 8:45 a.m. leveling the home located near the intersection of County Highway N. and County Road T in Waupaca […]