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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…
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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…
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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…
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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, …
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Burn Survivor Advocates for Colorado Oil and Gas Reform Bill

Colorado Governor Jared Polis (D) signed a sweeping overhaul of oil and gas rules into law this week. The new legislation puts public safety and the environment first, rather than encouraging production. Senate Bill 181 comes into place two…
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Explosion in Durham, North Carolina, Kills one, Injures at least 17

Workers near the Kaffeinate coffee shop and Prescient in the middle of the 115 Duke St. block of Durham, NC, reportedly struck a 2" gas line while excavating the street on April 4, 2019.  Authorities and utility company workers had arrived…
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Explosion at DAB Constructors in Leesburg, FL Injures 1

One person was injured in an explosion at DAB Constructors Inc. in Leesburg, FL at around 6:10 this morning. First responders were called to the scene at 1233 Commerce Street after a silo at the facility, which manufactures asphalt, exploded. Officials…
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Two Injured in House Explosion From Ruptured Gas Line In Breckenridge, CO

A ruptured gas line caused a house explosion that injured two men in Breckenridge, CO. The explosion happened on Wednesday, April 2nd, 2019, at around 1:30 AM on the 200 block of Royal Tiger Road. Investigators say ice falling from the roof…
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KMCO Chemical Plant Explosion Kills 1, Injures 2 Others in Crosby, TX

An explosion at a chemical plant in Crosby, TX operated by KMCO, LLC has left one person dead and two others in critical condition.  Reports that James Earl "Bubba" Magnum, 27, of Daisetta may have been trying to prevent the explosion when…
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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…
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Explosion During Tank Cleaning at CRU Railcar Services in TX Kills 1, Injures 5

An explosion at CRU Railcar Services in Elmendorf, TX while a tank was being cleaned on May 10 killed one employee and injured another. Gary Garza, 39, died in the explosion. Five others were injured including one man was severely injured when…
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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,…
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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…