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First Student Bus Explosion Injures 1 in Rochester, MN

An employee at First Student, a transportation company in Rochester, MN, was injured and taken to the hospital when a propane-fueled bus exploded in a garage on February 17. Five people were in the garage, located at 2021 32nd Ave.…

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Man Dies in Boiler Explosion in Revere, MA

A boiler explosion has killed a Revere, MA  man. Reyes Bertrand,  50, a husband and father of two,  died while checking on a boiler that had recently been malfunctioning. The explosion occurred just after 4:30 a.m. on February 15 in…

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Phillips 66 Paradis Pipeline Explosion in New Orleans: 5 Injured, 1 Missing

Five people were injured and another is missing after an explosion and fire at the Phillips 66 Paradis Pipeline Station in the St. Charles parish of New Orleans on February 9. Three of the injured workers were treated at the scene.…

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3 Killed, 7 Injured in PCA Explosion in Deridder, LA

Three men died and seven others were injured in an explosion at Packaging Corporation of America (PCA) in DeRidder, LA on February 8. William Rolls Jr., 32; Jody L. Gooch, 40; and Sedrick Stallworth, 42  died in an explosion that occurred while their contract…

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Man Severely Injured in Belmond, IA House Explosion from Propane Leak

A man in Belmond, IA was severely injured when a propane leak caused an explosion at his home on Monday. The man, who suffered burns to 60 percent of his body, was airlifted to University Hospitals in Iowa City for…

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Propane Tank Suspected in Deadly Mandan House Explosion

A propane tank is suspected as the source of a deadly house explosion in Mandan, ND. Clyde and Elizabeth Howe and their daughter Elianna Vazquez, 17, were home at the time of the 12:14 a.m. blast on Wednesday. Elizabeth was pronounced dead at the…

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Propane Tank Explosion Injures Winslow, AR Man

A propane tank explosion on Thursday injured a Winslow, AR man. Gary Mills was airlifted to a hospital in Springfield, MO for treatment of burns. Mills was new to the area and had just gotten the propane tank on Wednesday. He…

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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…