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Heather Gardens gas explosion

Heather Gardens Gas Explosion Killed One, Injured Two in Aurora, CO

A Heather Gardens gas explosion killed one person and injured two others in Aurora, Colorado. The victim was identified as 82-year-old Carol Ross. One of the two injured people was a firefighter, who has already been released from the hospital.…
Austin natural gas house explosion

Austin Natural Gas House Explosion Killed One, Injured Another

An Austin natural gas house explosion killed one and injured another on October 27, 2018. Both people were badly injured and taken to a local hospital. One of them, Nicole Burton, 44, was transferred to San Antonio Brooke Army Medical Center…
Northwest Chicago Metra explosion

Northwest Chicago Metra Explosion Killed One Worker, Injured Another

A Northwest Chicago Metra explosion killed one worker, and injured another in the Old Irving Park neighborhood, on the 4500 block of W. Byron Street. The two men were badly injured, and one of the men died shortly afterward. The incident happened…
Five injured in Greenwood, South Carolina explosion

Five Injured in Greenwood South Carolina Apartment Explosion

An apartment explosion resulted in five injured in Greenwood South Carolina on Sunday, November 4, 2018. Three adults and two children were injured in the blast, according to the Greenwood Fire Department. A helicopter transported one adult…
Northwest Chicago Metra explosion

Delaware City Refinery Explosion Injured Three Workers

A Delaware City Refinery Explosion injured three workers on Tuesday, October 30, 2018, inflicting serious burns.  According to New Castle County Paramedics, one 39-year-old worker was in critical condition, with burns to his arms and face.  A…
St. Paul explosion injured two, demolished house

April Explosion at Superior Refinery Allegedly Caused by Safety Violations

Safety violations allegedly caused the April explosion at Superior Refinery that injured 11 people, according to a federal investigation. The incident happened on April 26, 2018. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) cited…
House explosion in McDaniel, Kentucky

House Explosion in McDaniels, Kentucky Killed One and Injured Two

A house explosion in McDaniels, Kentucky killed one and injured two in the 700 block of Camp Green Shores Lane on October 27, 2018. The person who was killed in the tragedy was 62-year-old Loretta Harris of Burnside, Kentucky.  Sadly, Ms.…
Chesapeake, Virginia natural gas explosion

Chesapeake Virginia Natural Gas Home Explosion Killed One and Injured Nine

A Chesapeake Virginia natural gas home explosion killed one and injured several people on October 14, 2018. The two residents of the home suffered critical injuries. They were transported to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital. Tragically, one…
Faulty Work Caused Explosions

Faulty Work Caused Explosions in Andover, North Andover, and Lawrence, Massachusetts, NTSB Says – Update

Officials have announced that faulty work caused explosions in Andover, North Andover, and Lawrence, Massachusetts just north of Boston on September 13, 2018. The explosions killed one person, injured many others, damaged 131 buildings, caused…
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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…
El Rio explosion

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,…