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Gas Leak Suspected in Deadly Ridgefield, NJ House Explosion

One person has died from injuries he sustained in a house explosion in Ridgefield, NJ on June 17, 2019. Mark Schellack was the only person inside the home on Abbott Ave. when the blast occurred around 11:30 a.m. Contact a Pritzker Hageman…

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Southwest Minnesota Grain Elevator Explosion Injures 1

A grain elevator fire and explosion injured one person in southwestern Minnesota. The incident took place at New Vision Cooperative in Brewster, an agricultural company that produces livestock feed. On Monday morning shortly before 10:00 A.M., firefighters received the report…

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Gas Explosion in Sante Fe, TX Injures 5

Five people were injured in a gas explosion in Santa Fe, TX around 6 p.m.last night. The five-member crew from Dayton Pipeline, working on contract for CenterPoint Energy, was working on a line near Avenue M and 24th Street when…

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Propane Leak Explosion in Luzerne County Leaves 1 Dead, 1 Still Missing

Early this morning, a deadly propane leak explosion destroyed a house in Dorrance Township, PA. The blast occurred after 1:30 A.M. at a home on the 2100 block of Alberdeen Road. Emergency responders found 20-year-old Nathan Hedgepath lying on the…

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Colorado Governor Signs Oil and Gas Reform Bill to Prioritize Public Safety

Colorado Governor Jared Polis (D) signed a contentious oil and gas reform bill into law this week. Senate Bill 181 overhauls industry rules to prioritize public safety and the environment. The new law gives local governments more control over oil and…

At least 17 injured and 1 killed in Downtown Durham, NC Pipeline Explosion

Workers excavating on N. Duke Street near the Kaffeinate coffee shop and Torero’s Mexican restaurant on April 10, 2019, reportedly struck a 2″ natural gas line leading to a large scale gas leak.  Authorities arrived quickly to assess the situation and witnesses…

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Was Design Flaw a Factor in Husky Superior Explosion?

A design flaw may have played a role in an April 2018 explosion at Husky Energy’s oil refinery in Superior, WI that injured 20 people, according to a recent report by the U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (CSB). The…

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Explosion lawyers condemn failures in pipeline explosion

Explosion lawyers Fred Pritzker and Eric Hageman condemned the failures of a horizontal drilling company and two other firms involved in a botched, deadly installation of underground conduit that blew up in Canton, Illinois. The attorneys, who represent burn victims…

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One of Four Injured in Markwest Explosion in Washington, PA Dies

Updated 12/21/18 An explosion at the Markwest Energy natural gas processing plant in Washington, PA on December 14, 2018, injured four people. All four were airlifted to nearby hospitals for treatment of burns and other explosion injuries. One of them Jeffrey…

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Payne Ave. House Explosion Injures 1 in St Paul

A house explosion in the 600 block of Payne Ave. in St. Paul injured one person this morning. John Lundahl, the 80-year-old property owner, was transported to Region Hospital where he is being treated for burns and other explosion injuries. The blast,…

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Greenwood, SC Explosion Injures 3 Adults, 2 Children

Three adults and two children were injured in an apartment explosion in Greenwood, SC on November 4. One of the children suffered a skull fracture and at least one of the adults was airlifted to the JMS Burn Center in…

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Metal-Matic Explosion, Fire Injures 2 in Minneapolis

Two people were injured in an explosion and fire at a metal processing plant in Minneapolis’ Marcy-Holmes neighborhood this afternoon. The blast, which is believed to have originated in a metal dust collector at Metal-Matic Inc., located at 629 SE 2nd St., occurred around…