At least 17 injured and 1 killed in Downtown Durham, NC Pipeline Explosion

Workers excavating on N. Duke Street near the Kaffeinate coffee shop and Torero’s Mexican restaurant on April 10, 2019, reportedly struck a 2″ natural gas line leading to a large scale gas leak.  Authorities arrived quickly to assess the situation and witnesses…

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Former Concordia College Quarterback Critically Injured In Fish House Gas Explosion In Moorhead

A Minnesota man suffered severe burn injuries from a fish house gas explosion in Moorhead. The gas explosion occurred around 8:00 AM on Sunday, March 17th, 2019. Moorhead residents called 911 after hearing the explosion in a nearby parking lot.…

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Man Dies in Propane Explosion Near Victor, ID

A man injured in a propane explosion near Victor, Idaho died at Teton Valley Hospital on Tuesday, March 12, 2019. Rodney Taylor suffered burn injuries from a blast on March 2 that occurred in a detached woodshop next to his…

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What Gas Companies Aren’t Telling You – Explosion Lawyers Fred Pritzker and Eric Hageman on WCCO TV

Pritzker Hageman fire and explosion lawyers Fred Pritzker and Eric Hageman appeared on WCCO TV, Monday February 19, 2019 to discuss the ongoing problem of gas line leaks and explosions. The special report lead with the deadly explosion of John…

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Gas safety reforms arise from leaks, deaths, explosion injuries

A gas explosion lawsuit that made headlines in Minnesota was settled in 2018, a year that also gave rise to state and federal initiatives for natural gas safety reforms. Explosion lawyers who represent victims and their families support the changes…

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Electrical Fire Risk Increases in Winter Months

The risk of electrical fire in residential settings increases during winter months, according to a recent study by the U.S. Fire Administration.  Thirty-two percent of the 24,000 electrical fires that occurred during that time period took place during the months of…

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Was Design Flaw a Factor in Husky Superior Explosion?

A design flaw may have played a role in an April 2018 explosion at Husky Energy’s oil refinery in Superior, WI that injured 20 people, according to a recent report by the U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (CSB). The…

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Explosion lawyers condemn failures in pipeline explosion

Explosion lawyers Fred Pritzker and Eric Hageman condemned the failures of a horizontal drilling company and two other firms involved in a botched, deadly installation of underground conduit that blew up in Canton, Illinois. The attorneys, who represent burn victims…

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One of Four Injured in Markwest Explosion in Washington, PA Dies

Updated 12/21/18 An explosion at the Markwest Energy natural gas processing plant in Washington, PA on December 14, 2018, injured four people. All four were airlifted to nearby hospitals for treatment of burns and other explosion injuries. One of them Jeffrey…

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Payne Ave. House Explosion Injures 1 in St Paul

A house explosion in the 600 block of Payne Ave. in St. Paul injured one person this morning. John Lundahl, the 80-year-old property owner, was transported to Region Hospital where he is being treated for burns and other explosion injuries. The blast,…

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Heather Gardens Senior Living Explosion, Fire in Aurora CO Turns Deadly

Two people were injured and another person died in an explosion and fire at Heather Gardens Senior Living community in Aurora, Colorado on November 16. Emergency responders transported one resident and one firefighter to an area hospital where they were treated…

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Austin Residents Grieve and Worry After Fatal House Explosion

Residents of a South Austin neighborhood are mourning the loss of Nicole Burton, 44, who died from injuries she sustained in a house explosion on October 27, 2018. A buildup of gas caused by damage to a gas line at a…