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After Fatal Firestone House Explosion, Anadarko Shuts Wells

Investigators of an April 17 house explosion in Firestone, CO that killed two people and severely injured another say a well operated by Anadarko Petroleum Corporation is now part of their probe. The 24-year-old well, located 170 feet from the home,…

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3 Injured in Natural Gas Explosion on Chicago’s East Side

In April of 2017, an apartment explosion and fire in Chicago injured three people. Owners of rental property are generally responsible for harm caused by an explosion and fire. In addition, if separate company is managing the building, that company…

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Gas Leak at Scarborough Lifestyles Fitness

One person was hospitalized and three others were sickened by carbon monoxide poisoning from a gas leak at Lifestyles Fitness in Scarborough, OH on April 9. The fitness center located on Pleasant Hill Road has been closed until further notice.…

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Waterloo House Explosion Injures 2, Gas Leak Suspected

A gas leak is the suspected source of a house explosion in Waterloo, Iowa, that injured two people on March 29, 2017.  Linda Bokmij, 39, and her daughter, Elizabeth, 9, were making dinner around 9:30 p.m. when, shortly after they turned on…

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Kettering House Explosion Injures 3, Gas Leak Suspected

A gas leak is the suspected source of a house explosion in Kettering, OH that injured three people on March 27.  A fourth person inside the home, located in the 400 block of Pamela Sue Drive, was unharmed when the 11:45…

Fatal Apartment Explosion
After Fatal Explosion, 63 Gas Leaks Found at Medina Apartment Complex

Sixty-three gas leaks have been discovered at a Medina, OH apartment complex where an explosion on February 9 killed two people and injured a third. Jacob Harley Drake, an 18-year-old man who was confined to a wheelchair, died in a fire…

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Man Suffers Flash Burns When Gas Leak Causes Oven Explosion

A Hawaii man suffered flash burns when a gas leak caused his oven to explode on Monday. He was taken to a nearby hospital where he is listed in critical condition. The Honolulu Fire Department responded a 3:01 call of…

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Homer Glen, IL Gas Leak Explosion Injures 2

An explosion from a gas leak leveled a home in Homer Glen, IL Thursday injuring two people. The father and daughter both suffered serious burns and were initially taken to Silver Cross Hospital for treatment and later airlifted to a burn…

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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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Gas Leak Suspected in Payson, AZ Apartment Fire, 10 Inured, 1 With Severe Burns

A gas leak is a suspected source of a fire that gutted an apartment complex near Payson, AZ on Saturday. Ten people were injured, one of them, who suffered serious burns, was hospitalized. Eight people were inside the four-unit apartment…

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Chemical Leak, Failed Cleanup Have Plagued Eight Mile, AL for 8 Years

Eight years ago, a lightning strike at a natural gas facility in Eight Mile, AL, ruptured a mercaptan storage tank. Over the next six months, an estimated 500 gallons of the chemical, used as an odorant added to natural gas…

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White House Task Force Recommends 44 Safety Changes After Massive Aliso Canyon Gas Leak

A White House task force has recommended 44 safety changes for underground gas storage facilities after the massive Aliso Canyon gas leak in California last year – the worst methane leak in U.S. history. The changes, outlined in a report…