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Update: Explosion in Hampton, Minnesota claims another life

A February 5, 2019 house explosion in Hampton, Minnesota has claimed another life. A house on the 2400 block of Lewiston Boulevard exploded, killing 56-year-old Theresa Ann Snoeyenbos, and severely burning her husband, 57-year-old Brian Suilmann.…
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Grain-Dust Explosions Increased in 2018

The number of grain-dust explosions that occurred in the U.S. increased in 2018, but injuries and fatalities declined, according to a newly released annual report by Purdue University researchers. Kingsly Ambrose, an associate professor of agricultural…

Fire Death Rates Are Highest in Southern States

Southern states continue to have the highest fire death rates in the nation, according to data compiled by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA).  The NFPA began tracking fire deaths rates -defined as deaths per million population,…
Gas Explosion Lawyers on WCCO TV

Explosion Attorneys Fred Pritzker and Eric Hageman on WCCO TV Special Report: What Gas Companies Aren't Telling You

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What’s Underground?: WCCO Investigates What Gas Companies Aren’t Telling You Explosion and Burn Attorneys Fred Pritzker and Eric Hageman appeared Monday, February 18th, 2019 on a WCCO TV special segment covering the more than daily occurrences…
Williston, North Dakota Shop Explosion

Williston, North Dakota Shop Explosion Injures Two People

A Williston, North Dakota shop explosion injured two people on Wednesday, February 13. According to Sergeant Detective Caleb Fry of the Williams County Sheriff's Office, the explosion happened in the 5300 block of 151st Avenue NW. The two…
Worcester, Vermont house explosion

Explosion at JCS Enterprise Trailer Repair in DeKalb, GA Injures 1

An explosion at JCS Enterprise Trailer Repair in DeKalb, GA Injured a worker who sustained burns over 50 percent of his body. He was transported to the burn unit at Grady Memorial Hospital. Two other people who tried to help him were also taken…
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Propane Gas Explosion in Casco Township, MI Injures 1

Propane is the suspected source of a house explosion that injured one woman in Casco Township, MI. Chiron Thompson suffered severe burns and was rushed to the Burn and Wound Center at Bronson Methodist Hospital in Kalamazoo. Ms. Thompson…
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Propane Suspected Source of Sullivan, IL Explosion That Killed 1

A propane leak is the expected source of a house explosion in Sullivan, IL that killed Jared Schrock, 20, and injured a 16-year-old girl who was transported to an area hospital where she is listed in critical condition, according to news reports.…
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Friends Hold Fundraiser for Man Injured in DeKalb, GA Explosion

Friends are holding a fundraiser for Charlie Shearer, 55, who was injured in an explosion at JCS Enterprise Trailer Repair in DeKalb last month.
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