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Woman Sustains Severe Burns in Cleveland House Explosion

A 45-year-old Cleveland woman was injured in a house explosion on May 14. Neighbors said the woman, who sustained third-degree burns, staggered out of the debris that once was a two-story home in the 11000 block of Primrose Ave. and was attended…

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Meridian Magnesium Fire, Explosion Injures 2 in Eaton Rapids, MI

Two people were injured and 150 were evacuated when an early-morning fire swept through Meridian Magnesium’s 208,000-square-foot automotive manufacturing facility in Eaton Rapids, MI on May 2. The fire, which began close to a shift change around 1:30 a.m., touched off a series…

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Husky is 2nd Major Explosion With Fluid Catalytic Cracking Unit as Source

The April 26 Husky Energy Superior Refinery explosion which sent 11 people in Superior, WI to the hospital and prompted city and county officials to declare a state of emergency, originated in the fluid catalytic cracking unit (FCCU) -the same piece…

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CSB: Didion Workers Saw, Smelled Smoke Before Explosion

Employees at Didion Milling Inc. in Cambria, Wis. saw and smelled smoke and tried to determine its source before the May 31, 2017 explosion that killed five people and injured 14 others, according to a new update on the explosion investigation by the…

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Husky Refinery Explosion: Lawyer Says Injured Deserve Justice

One day after an explosion and massive fire at Husky Superior Refinery that sent 11 people to the hospital and prompted city and county officials to declare a state of emergency, evacuation orders affecting thousands of people in Superior, Wisconsin…

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Husky Energy Explosion in Superior, WI Injures Workers

An explosion and fire at the Husky Energy oil refinery in Superior, Wisconsin, injured at least 20 people. No fatalities have been reported. The fire is under control, and the investigation into the cause of the explosion has begun. An…

Arundel Lodge Fire Kills 3, Employee Dies Trying to Save Others

Three people are dead after a late-night fire on April 21 swept through an Arundel Lodge group home in Severn, Maryland. Two residents Walter McCardell, 61, and William Garcia, 44; and one employee, Barbara Brown, 65, perished in the blaze.…

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Caldwell, TX House Explosion Injures 1, Neighbor Smelled Gas Before Blast

A Caldwell, TX man was injured when an explosion occurred at his home just before midnight on April 21. Gene Barber suffered second-degree and third-degree burns and was taken to CHI St. Joseph Hospital in Bryan. Neighbors told local media they…

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Cleveland, ND House Explosion Injures 2, Natural Gas Suspected Source

Natural gas buildup is the suspected source of a house explosion in Cleveland, N.D. that injured two men. Thomas  Arens and his son Daniel Arens were in the house at 527 3rd Ave. N.  when the explosion occurred around 10 a.m. on April…

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Woodbridge, NJ House Explosion Injures 13, 2 Suffer Severe Burns

Thirteen people including seven children were injured on April 21 when an explosion occurred at a house in Woodbridge, NJ where family members had gathered to celebrate the birthday of a 10-year-old child. The victims range in age from 2 to…

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Romaine Lettuce E. coli Outbreak Expands to Arizona and Montana

The E. coli outbreak linked to romaine lettuce grown in Yuma, AZ has expanded to include two more states –  Arizona and Montana. Last week, federal health officials reported that they had identified 35 cases of E. coli O157:H7 infection that…

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3M Explosion in Hutchinson, MN Injures 3

An explosion at the 3M plant in Hutchinson, Minnesota, injured three people, one of them seriously. Two of the people injured were transported to Hutchinson Regional Medical Center and one was taken to Hennepin County Medical Center, a level-one trauma…