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Explosion from Gas Leak in Canton, IL: 1 Dead, 11 injured

Four Ameren employees were working to repair a gas leak in Canton, IL  on Wednesday when an explosion occurred at 5:45 p.m. killing one of them and injuring 11 other people. Police confirmed that the name of the Ameren employee who…

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Donna, TX Man Suffers Severe Burns from Water Heater Explosion

A man from Donna, TX was hospitalized for treatment of burns he received when a water heater at his home exploded on Sunday. His brother told KRGV News that the victim, who was taken to a San Antonio hospital by…

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Explosion at Punkin Chunkin Contest in Delaware Injures 2

Two people in Bridgeville, Delaware were injured when a machine at a “punkin chunkin” contest exploded. Competitors in the contest see who can launch pumpkins the greatest distance using homemade contraptions, many of which are air-powered cannons with very long…

Aging Network Poses Risks, Pipeline Explosion Lawyer Says

The advanced age of America’s petroleum and hazardous materials pipeline network poses huge risks for crews who work on the pipelines, citizens who live near them and the environment that surrounds them, according to Fred Pritzker, a pipeline explosion lawyer.…

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Congressional Democrats Call for Investigation of Colonial Pipeline Explosion

Five U.S. House Democrats are calling for an investigation of the deadly Colonial pipeline explosion in Shelby County, AL on Monday. The explosion killed one person and injured five others, four of whom are being treated for severe burn injuries…

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Propane Grill Explosion Hospitalizes Maui Man

A propane tank on a grill exploded injuring a man who is in critical condition in a Maui, HI hospital. The man was on the second-story lanai near the grill when it exploded. Another resident of the home used a fire…

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Colonial Pipeline Explosion in Shelby County, AL Kills 1, Hospitalizes 4

One person was killed and five others were injured in a Colonial pipeline explosion in Shelby County, AL on Monday. One person was treated on site, four people suffered severe burns and were transported to UAB Hospital for treatment. One…

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Callaway County, MO Liquid Cattle Feed Explosion Injures 1, Kills 1

An explosion involving liquid cattle feed in Callaway County, MO killed one man and left another with serious injuries.  The explosion, at a farm on Friday, October 21, occurred as the product was being offloaded from a semi truck into a…

2 Die in Newton County, MS House Explosion

Two people died when their home in Newton County, MS exploded around 7 p.m. on Saturday, October 22.  The blast that killed Billy Ray Alexander, 81, and Janelle Alexander, 78, and leveled their single-story brick home, could be heard from miles…

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Gas Leak Explosion Levels Portland Bagelworks, Injures Eight

Eight people were injured in a gas leak explosion that leveled a bagel shop in Northwest Portland Wednesday morning. The explosion occurred around 9 a.m. after a contractor working at a construction site near the intersection of NW 23rd Avenue…

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Port Clinton, OH House Explosion Injures 2

Two people were injured when a house in Port Clinton, Ohio exploded on Friday. The married couple who lived at the house, located in the 2600 block of East Harbor Road near state routes 163 and 53, was flown to…

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Gas Explosions 17 Years Apart Level Homes on Same Site in Romeoville, IL

Two people were injured in a gas leak that caused two homes to explode in Romeoville, IL on the same site where a 1999 gas leak explosion destroyed 40 homes and injured eight people. The explosion at a townhouse complex…