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East Chicago House Explosion Leaves One Man With Severe Burns

One man sustained severe burns to 60 percent of his body when an East Chicago house exploded and caught fire around 9:30 a.m. on June 9. Natural gas is a suspected sourced of the blast, but the investigation is still…

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Prince Frederick, MD House Explosion Hospitalizes 2

Two people are hospitalized after a house explosion in Prince Frederick, MD on May 28. William and Tacy Gash, the owners of the home located in the 4000 block of Sparkleberry Court, were inside the house when the blast occurred around…

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North Dakota House Explosion Injures 1, Propane Leak Suspected

A house explosion in Solen, North Dakota injured one man who was exiting the house when the blast occurred around 6:30 a.m. on May 27. Michael Meyer, a 63-year-old school bus driver and retired member of the U.S. Air Force, was…

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Benson, MN House Explosion Injures 1

A 51-year-old man was injured in a May 21 house explosion in Benson, MN. Brian Orsten sustained burns to his hands and face when the house, located in the 1300 Block of Highway 9 Northeast, exploded. Benson is located about two and…

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Husky Refinery Explosion Investigators Retain Metallurgical Expert

Federal officials have retained a metallurgical expert to help with the investigation of the Husky Energy Refinery explosion in Superior, WI. A team from the U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (CSB) has been at the scene since April 26 when the blast…

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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.…