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Why the NTSB is Investigating the Minnehaha Academy Explosion

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has joined the investigation of a natural gas explosion at Minnehaha Academy in Minneapolis that killed two people and injured nine others yesterday. A rapid response team from the federal agency charged with determining…

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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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Second Fatal Explosion at Midland Resources Recovery

For the second time in four weeks, there has been a fatal explosion at Midland Resources Recovery in Barbour County, West Virginia. A 47-year-old man, who was an employee of Specialized Professional Services Inc., was killed in the June 20…

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Cambria Rallies to Support Families of Didion Explosion Victims

About an hour northeast of Madison, WI, the food pantry in the tiny village of Cambria has been receiving so many donations that they had to temporarily relocate to the school. A few blocks away, at the National Exchange Bank,…

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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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Didion Mill Explosion, 2 Dead, Search and Rescue Continues

Search and rescue efforts continue for one person who is still missing following an explosion at Didion Milling in Cambria Wisconsin that killed two people and injured 11 others. Five of the injured were airlifted to the University of Wisconsin Hospital in…

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Didion Mill Explosion Kills 1, Others Missing and Injured

An explosion at Didion Milling in Cambria, Wisconsin last night killed one person and injured at least 11 others. Five of the injured were airlifted to the University of Wisconsin hospital in Madison. Hours after the explosion, two people were…

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CSB: Loy-Lange Tank in Fatal Explosion Had History of Leaks

The boiler tank that exploded killing four people at two St. Louis companies on April 3 had a history of leaks, according to a report by the U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) which is investigating the incident. The explosion, which released…

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Chemical Safety Board Investigates Loy-Lange Explosion

The U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) is investigating the April 3 boiler explosion at Loy-Lange Box Co. in St. Louis that killed four people and injured three others. The explosion launched a 3,000-pound tank through Loy-Lange’s roof and sent it…

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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Firestone House Explosion Caused By Pipeline Gas Leak

A gas leak from a nearby pipeline was the source of the April 17 house explosion in Firestone, CO that killed two people and badly injured a third, Firestone Fire Chief Ted Poszywak said in a press conference today. The…

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Neighbors Grieve and Worry After Firestone House Explosion

Neighbors and friends gathered in Settlers Park yesterday to take part in a memorial for Mark Martinez and Joseph (Joey) William Irwin III who died in a Firestone, CO house explosion on April 17. The close-knit community has rallied to…