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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.…

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Oklahoma Well Explosion Drilling Company Had Prior Fatal Accidents

Patterson-UTI, the company that was operating the Oklahoma gas well that exploded January 22 killing five people, has had prior fatal accidents. Over the last 10 years, 10 Patterson employees were killed in accidents at drilling sites in Colorado, New…

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Remains of 5 Workers Recovered After Oklahoma Gas Rig Explosion

The remains of five men who were working on a gas rig that exploded January 22 in eastern Oklahoma’s Pittsburg County have been recovered. Killed in the blast were Roger Cunningham, 55, of Seminole, OK; Josh Ray, 35, of Fort…

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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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Oil Tank Explosion Near Dilley, TX Injures 2

Two oilfield workers were airlifted to a San Antonio hospital after an oil storage tank exploded at the Ludwig Ranch near Dilley, TX on October 17. Authorities did not provide information about the severity of the explosion injuries but said…

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CSB Probes Midland Resource Recovery Explosions

Undeclared chemicals in old gas containers may have been the source of two fatal explosions at Midland Resource Recovery in Philippi, WV earlier this year,  according to a new report from the U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB). The May 24 and…