After Reported Injuries, Home Depot Recalls Outdoor Gas Fire Pits

Home Depot is recalling fire pits that pose a burn hazard after receiving reports of three injuries. The recalled product, Hampton Bay 50,000 BTU, 30-inch Cross Ridge outdoor gas fire pit table patio heaters, have the following product identification information:…

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Generator Explosion Injures 2 in Reading, PA

Two men were injured when a generator battery exploded at Reading Intermediate High School on Wednesday, October 11. The men, both school maintenance employees, were attempting to start the generator during a power outage when the battery exploded splashing both…

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Injuries From Explosion at Modern Gas Sales in Pittston Pa.

An explosion this morning in Pittston Township, Pa. occurred when a tanker truck holding 3,500 gallons of liquid propane burst into flames.  The explosion at Modern Gas Sales on Glendale Road prompted first responders to issue an all call for available Luzerne…

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Tampa Electric Power Plant Explosion Kills 2, Injures 4

An explosion at Tampa Electric Co.’s Big Bend Power Station in Apollo Beach, Florida yesterday killed two people and critically injured four others. The crew of six, which included one employee and five contract workers, was performing routine maintenance on a…

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2 Dead, 3 Injured in Flash Fire at Jasper, AL Car Dealership

Two people are dead and three others remain hospitalized after a June 13 flash fire at Carl Cannon Chevrolet in Jasper, Alabama. The five employees were cleaning the oil pit in the express lube center when the incident occurred around…

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Marengo, IL House Explosion Injures 2, Damages 50 Homes

A massive house explosion in Marengo, IL injured two people, leveled two homes and damaged at least 48 others leaving 19 of them uninhabitable. The injured were taken to Centegra Hospital-Woodstock where they were treated for minor burns and released.…

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Body of 3rd Employee Recovered From Didion Explosion Site

The body of Pawel Tordoff, 21, was recovered from the Didion Milling explosion site on Sunday. Duelle Block, 27, and Robert Goodenow, 53, were also killed in the May 31 blast. Eleven people were injured. Didion Milling, located in Cambria,…

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Rainbow Fire Science Experiment Hospitalizes 6 TX Preschoolers

A science experiment meant to show a rainbow of flame colors to preschoolers at the Yellow School in Houston went awry last week injuring 12 children, six of whom were hospitalized. The children sustained burns when chemicals used in the…

Why You Don’t Always Smell Gas Before an Explosion

The rotten egg smell most of us associate with natural gas is an additive meant to function as a warning: If you smell it, there is a problem. But sometimes there’s a problem – a life-threatening one, when you don’t…

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Family of Firestone House Explosion Victims “Focus on the Heroes”

In the wake of a deadly house explosion in Firestone, CO, the families of the victims are trying to focus on the heroes as the community rallies to provide support. Nearby construction crew honored for helping after Firestone house explosion…

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After Fatal Firestone House Explosion, Anadarko Shuts Wells

Investigators of an April 17 house explosion in Firestone, CO that killed two people and severely injured another say a well operated by Anadarko Petroleum Corporation is now part of their probe. The 24-year-old well, located 170 feet from the home,…

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House Explosion in Dawson, TX Injures 5

An April 20 house explosion in Dawson, TX injured five people, three of them were airlifted to the burn unit at Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas, two were taken to a hospital in Navarro County. On scene with a house…