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Husky Energy Explosion in Superior, WI Injures Workers

An explosion and fire at the Husky Energy oil refinery in Superior, Wisconsin, injured at least 20 people. No fatalities have been reported. The fire is under control, and the investigation into the cause of the explosion has begun. An…

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Verla International Explosions Injure Dozens, One Killed

Updated Information: Officials have released the name of the man who was killed. William Huntington died in the second Verla International explosion, having gone back into the building to look for survivors of the first explosion. On November 20, 2017,…

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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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Tampa Electric Power Plant Explosion Kills 2, Injures 4

An explosion at Tampa Electric Co.’s Big Bend Power Station in Apollo Beach, Florida yesterday killed two people and critically injured four others. The crew of six, which included one employee and five contract workers, was performing routine maintenance on a…

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Second Fatal Explosion at Midland Resources Recovery

For the second time in four weeks, there has been a fatal explosion at Midland Resources Recovery in Barbour County, West Virginia. A 47-year-old man, who was an employee of Specialized Professional Services Inc., was killed in the June 20…

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Cambria Rallies to Support Families of Didion Explosion Victims

About an hour northeast of Madison, WI, the food pantry in the tiny village of Cambria has been receiving so many donations that they had to temporarily relocate to the school. A few blocks away, at the National Exchange Bank,…

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Body of 3rd Employee Recovered From Didion Explosion Site

The body of Pawel Tordoff, 21, was recovered from the Didion Milling explosion site on Sunday. Duelle Block, 27, and Robert Goodenow, 53, were also killed in the May 31 blast. Eleven people were injured. Didion Milling, located in Cambria,…

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Didion Mill Explosion, 2 Dead, Search and Rescue Continues

Search and rescue efforts continue for one person who is still missing following an explosion at Didion Milling in Cambria Wisconsin that killed two people and injured 11 others. Five of the injured were airlifted to the University of Wisconsin Hospital in…

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Didion Mill Explosion Kills 1, Others Missing and Injured

An explosion at Didion Milling in Cambria, Wisconsin last night killed one person and injured at least 11 others. Five of the injured were airlifted to the University of Wisconsin hospital in Madison. Hours after the explosion, two people were…

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Midland Resources Recovery Explosion Kills 2, Injures 1

Two people died and a third was injured in a May 24 explosion at Midland Resources Recovery in Barbour County, West Virginia. Midland President Jan Strmen, 72, of Canada, and employee Justin Marsh, 19, originally of Clarksburg, now of Philippi,…

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CSB: Loy-Lange Tank in Fatal Explosion Had History of Leaks

The boiler tank that exploded killing four people at two St. Louis companies on April 3 had a history of leaks, according to a report by the U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) which is investigating the incident. The explosion, which released…

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Explosion at Lake City Ammunition Kills 1 Injures 4

A 55-year-old man was killed and four other people were injured when an explosion occurred at Lake City Ammunition in Independence, MO on April 11.  Lawrence Bass of Blue Springs was among a group of employees mixing compounds used for…