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…

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Lincoln Natural Gas Explosion Injures 2, Damages 43 Homes

Natural gas is the suspected source of a massive house explosion in Lincoln, Nebraska that critically injured two people yesterday afternoon. The blast, which occurred near the intersection of 77th Street and Old Cheney Road around 4:30 p.m., was so powerful…

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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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Injuries From Explosion at Modern Gas Sales in Pittston Pa.

An explosion this morning in Pittston Township, Pa. occurred when a tanker truck holding 3,500 gallons of liquid propane burst into flames.  The explosion at Modern Gas Sales on Glendale Road prompted first responders to issue an all call for available Luzerne…

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Gas Explosion at Murray State University Dorm Injures 1

A natural gas explosion on June 28 at Murray Sate University, in Murray, Kentucky has injured one person. Dakota Fields, a 26-year-old residence hall director was injured in the blast which occurred just before 5 p.m. Fields, the only person…

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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…