Tag Archives: Disaster Accident

Seven People Dead After Fire In Lowell, Massachusetts

According to authorities, seven people died in an overnight fire at an apartment building in Lowell, Massachusetts. All of the victims were discovered in two third-floor apartments. The origin of the fire remains unknown. An extensive investigation, including the fire … Continue reading

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Suspected Gas Explosion in Dorchester, MA Injures At Least 12 People

A suspected gas explosion on last week damaged a multi-family house and initiated a three-alarm fire in Dorchester, Massachusetts. The 2 1⁄2-story house is located at 27 Hansborough St., near Harvard Street and Blue Hill Avenue. At least 12 people … Continue reading

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Construction Site Accident In Boston’s Theater District Being Investigated

On March 20, 2014, a partial building collapse in Boston’s Theater District caused injuries to three workers. While the investigation is in its early stages, initial reports indicate that a heavy load of steel placed on the unfinished 12th floor … Continue reading

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Propane Explosion Kills Man in Yarmouth, Maine

A Yarmouth, Maine man was killed and at least a dozen of his neighbors were displaced by an explosion Tuesday, June 25th that destroyed or damaged homes. The effects of the blast were felt miles away. Police and fire officials … Continue reading

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Update: Springfield, Mass. Gas Explosion

A natural gas explosion that took place on November 23, 2012 has injured more than 20 people and damaged 42 buildings in Springfield’s entertainment district. Human error from a utility worker from Columbia Gas Co. is reportedly he cause of … Continue reading

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“Human Error” Said To Cause Gas Explosion In Springfield, MA

Human error was the cause of Friday’s natural gas explosion in downtown Springfield that leveled a strip club, damaged dozens of other buildings, and injured at least 19 people, officials said today. In a statement, State Fire Marshal Stephen Coan’s … Continue reading

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One Teen Dead and Three Teens Hospitalized in Kingston, MA Car Crash

According to police, a motor vehicle crash on Elm Street in Kingston, Massachusetts Monday night left one teenager dead and three others hospitalized. Reportedly, the 1998 Ford Explorer was traveling east on Elm Street when the driver lost control, striking … Continue reading

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Obama Makes Nomination for the Fifth CPSC Commissioner

President Obama has presented Marietta S Robinson as his nominee as a commissioner with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). If confirmed, Ms. Robinson would be in place as the fifth commissioner now leading the government agency. The CPSC … Continue reading

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Lee Carter Co. Announces Voluntary Recall of Two Kids Products

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced a voluntary recall of Lee Carter Co.’s action figure toys and baby rattles, manufactured in Mexico. About 7,000 of the Super Luchamania Action Figures were sold. The recalled action figures, sold in … Continue reading

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Costa Cruise Line Faces Charges

It has been two weeks since the disastrous cruise ship accident that occurred off Giglio Island in Florence. Since then, there have been estimates of up to 16 casualties.  Carnival Corp., the world’s largest cruise-line owner, was sued for at … Continue reading

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