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Kentucky Tugboat Explosion Kills 3, Injures 6

Three people were killed and six others were injured when an explosion occurred on a tugboat in drydock at First Marine Dry Dock Boat and Barge Repair in Calvert City, Kentucky on January 19. A flash fire followed the explosion which…

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5 Missing After Oklahoma Gas Well Explosion

Five people are missing after a gas well owned by Red Mountain Energy of Oklahoma City exploded in eastern Oklahoma’s Pittsburg County around 8:45 a.m. this morning. The platform, erected just three weeks ago, was being operated by Houston-based sub-contractor…

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One Dead in Whitman, WV House Explosion

A Logan County, WV man was killed in an explosion at his home on January 10. First responders were called to the scene in the 4100 block of Whitman Creek Road in Whitman at 2:45 p.m. They arrived within 10…

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Lawsuit Filed against Swagelok for Woman Severely Burned in McNeilus Plant Explosion

Attorneys Fred Pritzker and Eric Hageman have filed a lawsuit against Swagelok Company, an Ohio parts manufacturing firm, on behalf of Eemou See and Sing See, her husband. Ms. See was severely burned in an explosion at the McNeilus Truck…

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Lawsuit Filed against CenterPoint Energy for Explosion Wrongful Death

A wrongful death lawsuit has been filed against CenterPoint Energy on behalf of the family of a woman who died in the gas explosion at Minnehaha Academy in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Also named in the suit is Master Mechanical, a mechanical…

Colorado Finds 428 Leaking Pipelines Near Occupied Buildings

At least, 428 Colorado oil and gas pipelines located near residential areas are leaking, according to a new report by the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Committee (COGCC). Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper ordered a statewide review of pipelines within 1,000…

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After Fatal Firestone House Explosion, CO Revamps Pipeline Rules

Five months after a house explosion in Firestone, Colorado killed two people and seriously injured another, state regulators have published a schedule for the revision of pipeline standards that begins with the first of two stakeholder meetings today and concludes…

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Explosion Lawsuit FAQ

The explosion attorneys at Pritzker Hageman represent clients nationwide and have won multiple settlements over $10 million for clients who suffered serious injuries from explosions. Here, our lead lawyers for these cases, Fred Pritzker and Eric Hageman, answer the questions they are…

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2 Dead, 9 Injured After Minnehaha Academy Explosion

Two people are dead and nine are injured after a natural gas explosion at Minnehaha Academy in Minneapolis this morning,  A mechanical crew from Master Mechanical Inc. of Eagan was performing work on the school’s boiler when, at around 10:30,…

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Fifth Worker Dies After Didion Mill Explosion in Cambria, WI

A fifth man has died from injuries he sustained in a May 31 explosion at Didion Milling in Cambria, WI. Carlos “Charly” Nunez died Friday, June 23 at the University of Wisconsin Hospital in Madison burn unit, where he had…

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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…