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Husky Energy Will Continue Using Toxic Chemical After Refinery Explosion In Superior, WI

Demolition crews have started rebuilding the Husky Energy oil refinery that caused a massive explosion in Superior, WI last spring. Despite calls from residents and lawmakers to stop using hydrofluoric acid at the refinery, Husky Energy confirmed…
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Woodbury, MN house fire kills one, defeats rescue attempts

A Woodbury, MN house fire has killed the resident of the home after beating back rescue efforts. The blaze happened on the 300 block of Meadow Lane on Tuesday, March 26, 2019. The only occupant of the house, Eddie L. Woodson, 66, was killed…
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Arkansas highway explosion kills driver and closes highway

An Arkansas highway explosion killed one person and closed an Arkansas highway on Wednesday, March 27, 2019. A truck carrying ammonium nitrate, a chemical commonly used as fertilizer, exploded on Highway 278 just west of Camden, Arkansas, in…
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Natural Gas Suspected in Fatal Grand Lake Home Explosion, Fire

Natural gas is a suspected in a home explosion in Grand Lake, CO that killed Susan McLean, 66, and left Mark McLean, 63, seriously injured. Authorities say a massive fire followed the explosion which occurred around 12:40 a.m. on March 24, 2019. The…
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Detroit Lakes Man Critically Injured in Fish House Gas Explosion

A Minnesota man is in critical condition after a fish house gas explosion in Moorhead. Michael Herzog remains hospitalized with second- and third-degree burn injuries on 90% of his body. The explosion happened around 8:00 AM on Sunday, March…
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McCall Propane Explosion Leaves 1 Dead, Another in ICU

One man is dead and a teenage girl is severely injured after a house explosion in McCall, Idaho. Fire officials are working to determine the cause of the blast that happened near Fairview Drive around 4:15 yesterday. A fire followed the explosion.
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Worcester, Vermont house explosion injured two

A Worcester, Vermont house explosion injured two people and destroyed the home on Sunday, March 3, 2019. David Garneau, 39, and Miranda Bador, 30, who lived in the home, both suffered burn injuries. They managed to crawl clear of the house,…
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Change Smoke and CO Alarm Batteries at Daylight Saving Time

Health officials say Daylight Saving Time is a great way to remember to change the batteries in these life-saving devices.
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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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Fire Marshal: Silicone Plant Explosion Heroes Died Saving Others

Waukegan Fire Marshal Steven Lenzi said the heroic efforts of the men who died in a May 3 explosion at AB Specialty Silicones saved the lives of their co-workers. Nine people were in the Waukegan, IL plant when something set off a massive explosion. Jeff…
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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…