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Leslie Township Propane Explosion Injures 2 in Michigan

Two men were injured when a propane dryer exploded in Leslie Township, MI on July 24 igniting a fire that completely destroyed the home located at 1090 Vaughn Road. The men, who are brothers, were able to get themselves out of…

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Waldoboro, ME Propane House Explosion Leaves Father, Son With Severe Burns

A father and son suffered third-degree burns when a propane leak caused a house explosion in Waldoboro, ME on June 14. Robert Keefe, 59, and his son, Ryan Keefe, 29, both from Dracut, MA were repairing the home on 1038 Dutch Neck…

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Roswell GA Rental House Explosion Hospitalizes 2 With Severe Burns

After a rental house exploded in Roswell, GA, two young men are in the ICU at Grady Memorial Hospital with second-degree and third-degree burns over 50 percent of their bodies. Roommates Win Reid, Brendan Morton and Pat Sammons, all in…

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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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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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Caldwell, TX House Explosion Injures 1, Neighbor Smelled Gas Before Blast

A Caldwell, TX man was injured when an explosion occurred at his home just before midnight on April 21. Gene Barber suffered second-degree and third-degree burns and was taken to CHI St. Joseph Hospital in Bryan. Neighbors told local media they…

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Gas Explosion in Torrance, CA Apartment Complex Injures 4

Four men were injured in a gas explosion at an apartment complex in Torrance, CA on April 8. Three of them sustained serious injuries and were hospitalized, one of them has been placed in a medically induced coma. Installation of new…

Report: Grain-Dust Explosions Increased in 2017

The number of grain-dust explosions reported in the United States increased from five in 2016 to seven in 2017 but still remained under the 10-year average of 9.3, according to a new report by Purdue University’s Department of Agricultural and…

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One Killed, One Injured in Cherokee County, OK House Explosion

One person was killed and another severely injured when a house in Cherokee County, Oklahoma exploded February 2. The blast occurred just after 11:00 a.m. in the house located near the Green Leaf Nursery in the unincorporated community of Keys.…