Oil Refinery
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…

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Ruptured Gas Line Causes Explosion Injuring 3 at Coffee Corner in GA

A gas line ruptured by a nearby construction crew caused the August 18 explosion at the Coffee Corner in Homerville, Georgia that seriously injured three people, investigators have determined. Baylee Tolle, Emily Tolle and Anna O’Guin were inside the coffee shop…

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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…

Oil Refinery
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…