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Family: We Called Gas Company Twice Before Deadly Dallas House Explosion

In the weeks before the deadly Dallas house explosion that claimed the life of 12-year-old Linda “Michellita” Rogers, her family called the gas company twice about the smell of gas. The first time, Atmos Energy repaired a meter on the exterior of the…

Dallas House Explosion Leaves 1 Child Dead, Injures Four Others

A gas leak is the suspected source of a house explosion in Dallas that has left one child dead and four other people injured. Dallas fire officials ordered a mandatory evacuation of the six-block area surrounding the house located in…

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Gas Explosion Injures Three at Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport

Three people were injured in a gas explosion at Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport this morning. One of the workers sustained serious injuries and was airlifted to an area trauma center. The men were private contractors who were transferring compressed natural gas south…

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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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Phoenix House Explosion: 1 Dead, I Injured

One person is dead and another is critically injured after a December 21 Phoenix house explosion. Firefighters, who were called to the scene near 11th Avenue and Fillmore Street just before 10 a.m., found the house fully engulfed. LIVE: BALL…

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Lawsuit against Speedway Involves Knolls Condo Explosion

The lawsuit against Speedway filed this month involves an October 20, 2017, explosion at Knolls condo complex in Willowbrook, Illinois, that injured 2 people, one of whom, Margaret Rice, was severely injured. Ms. Rice was doing laundry in one of the…

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Illinois EPA: Speedway Knew of Gas Leak Days Before Explosions

Update: A lawsuit was filed against Speedway involving the Knolls condo explosion. The owners of a Speedway gas station in Westmont, IL were aware of a gasoline leak days before it caused explosions and fires in the neighboring area that…

Colorado Finds 428 Leaking Pipelines Near Occupied Buildings

At least, 428 Colorado oil and gas pipelines located near residential areas are leaking, according to a new report by the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Committee (COGCC). Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper ordered a statewide review of pipelines within 1,000…

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After Fatal Firestone House Explosion, CO Revamps Pipeline Rules

Five months after a house explosion in Firestone, Colorado killed two people and seriously injured another, state regulators have published a schedule for the revision of pipeline standards that begins with the first of two stakeholder meetings today and concludes…

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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…