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OSHA Report Bolsters Gas Explosion Lawsuit

Explosion and fire investigators slapped maximum fines against two utility contractors that failed to mark an underground gas line on a digging project. The serious safety violations  cited by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration…
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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…
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Bills to Prevent Gas Leak Explosions, Improve Accountability Introduced in Texas

When Dallas fire crews received a call about a house explosion in the 3500 block of Espanola Drive on February 23, 2018, they suspected a gas leak. After all, they had been called to that block for a gas-related fire or house explosion twice…
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Clinton, IA Explosion at ADM Grains Kills Firefighter, Injures Another

A Clinton, IA explosion at ADM Grains has killed Lieutenant Eric Hosette of the Clinton Fire Department. He leaves behind a wife and young daughter. Lieutenant Hosette, 33, was rushed to Mercy Medical. Medical personnel tried to revive him,…
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Update: Husky Superior Refinery Explosion and Fire Investigation

In a “Factual Investigative Update: Husky Superior Refinery Explosion and Fire,” the U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board released its findings on the explosion and fire that occurred on April 26, 2018 in Superior, Wisconsin.…
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Update: A worker injured in MarkWest explosion has died

Update: A worker injured in MarkWest explosion has died. Jeffrey Fisher, of Salem, West Virginia, died of his injuries at UPMC-Mercy hospital in Pittsburgh. He was a contract worker employed by Energy Transportation, LLC, of Bridgeport, West…
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Mark West Energy explosion

MarkWest Energy explosion injured four in Pennsylvania A MarkWest Energy explosion injured four employees in Chartiers Township, Pennsylvania on December 14, 2018. The incident happened at the MarkWest Energy natural gas processing plant on…
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El Rio explosion injured three, destroyed home north of Oxnard, CA

An El Rio explosion injured three people and destroyed a home at the intersection of Lemar Avenue and Cortez Street on November 24, 2018. Ambulances took three people to hospitals. Captain Stan Ziegler, of the Ventura County Fire Department,…
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St. Paul explosion injured two, demolished house, forced evacuation

A St. Paul explosion injured two, demolished a house, and forced an evacuation of the area. The blast happened at the intersection of Payne Avenue and Edgerton Street in St. Paul, Minnesota. The incident happened on Friday morning, November…

OSHA Report Bolsters Gas Explosion Lawsuit

Explosion and fire investigators slapped maximum fines against two utility contractors that failed to mark an underground gas line on a digging project. The serious safety violations  cited by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration…
Dallas house explosion damaged pipes 2

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…
Dallas house explosion damaged pipes 1

Bills to Prevent Gas Leak Explosions, Improve Accountability Introduced in Texas

When Dallas fire crews received a call about a house explosion in the 3500 block of Espanola Drive on February 23, 2018, they suspected a gas leak. After all, they had been called to that block for a gas-related fire or house explosion twice…
Grain Elevator

Clinton, IA Explosion at ADM Grains Kills Firefighter, Injures Another

A Clinton, IA explosion at ADM Grains has killed Lieutenant Eric Hosette of the Clinton Fire Department. He leaves behind a wife and young daughter. Lieutenant Hosette, 33, was rushed to Mercy Medical. Medical personnel tried to revive him,…