Entries by Carla

Burn Awareness Week 2019: Preventing Scald Burn Injuries

This year’s theme of National Burn Awareness Week (February 4 – 9, 2019)  is preventing scald burns at home. The American Burn Association (ABA), which created the annual awareness campaign, has compiled information to help prevent these painful injuries which most affect children. Sixty-two percent of people treated at burn centers for scald injuries are […]

After Irving Gas Explosion, Atmos Ordered to Investigate Couplings

Texas regulators ordered Atmos Energy to inspect gas pipeline couplings installed throughout North Texas after faulty installation of a coupling was linked to a gas explosion that destroyed an occupied home in Irving last year. In the hours that preceded the blast, the family smelled gas and asked an Atmos crew working on a gas […]

Propane Explosion at Xtreme Body & Paint Injures 1 in Jefferson City, MO

The owner of Xtreme Body & Paint in Jefferson City, MO suffered severe burns in a propane explosion there early this morning.  The blast occurred around 4:30 a.m. just after Chris Russell had gone into the garage to get a tractor to plow snow. A fire followed the explosion. Firefighters told local media they could […]

Explosion at Aegion Coating in Conroe, TX Injures 2

Two electricians sustained serious burns when a high-voltage electrical panel inside Aegion Coating Service’s plant in Conroe, TX exploded yesterday. Both employees were transported to the hospital for treatment of burns. Aegion Coating Services provides pipeline coating and rehab services for onshore and offshore gas and oil pipelines. The explosion occurred just before 1 p.m. […]

Enbridge Gas Pipeline Explosion Injures 2 in Noble County, Ohio

An Enbridge pipeline explosion in Noble County, Ohio injured two people yesterday morning. One of them was taken by ambulance to a hospital in Marietta. Information about the other injured person was not made available. The blast, which occurred around 10:40 a.m. today, shot a fireball into the sky with flames shooting 200 feet into […]

Aging Gas Pipelines in Crosshairs of Proposed Texas Reforms

Texas lawmaker Rafael Anchia this week introduced pipeline safety reform legislation aimed at preventing deadly natural gas explosions liked the one that killed 12-year-old Linda Rogers in February 2018. The sweeping reform package includes 11 bills designed to improve the public notification process, stiffen fines for violators, create a searchable database of enforcement actions and […]