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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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Woman Severely Burned In North End Apartment Fire

A woman suffered severe burns in a four-alarm fire at an apartment building in the North End late Tuesday night. The fire was large enough that as many as 100 firefighters arrived at the scene. The fire at 26 Cooper … Continue reading

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Fire on Nuclear Sub Injures Seven

A fire began on a nuclear-powered submarine in Kittery, Maine. The fire, which began around 5:40 pm., burned for nearly 12 hours spreading to the ship’s forward compartments, including living quarters, command centers and even a torpedo room. Investigators are … Continue reading

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Disaster Explosion in Haverhill leaves a Family Devastated with Injury and Death

A disastrous explosion in Haverhill, Massachusetts has left a family devastated, after serious injuries and loss of life. Firefighters arrived at the scene after neighbors reported hearing an explosion on the first floor. An elderly woman on oxygen was killed, … Continue reading

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Home Gas Explosion Leads to Death

Home Gas Explosion Leads to Death Two passing motorists pulled 84-year-old Robert Silvy from underneath the rubble of his burned-down home in Ponca City. A day later, Silvy passed away at Via Christi Hospital in Wichita, Kansas as a result … Continue reading

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Six Injured in Boat Explosion on Smith Mountain Lake

Six people aboard a 31-year-old cabin cruiser suffered injuries from an explosion caused by a gasoline leak in the stern.  On Saturday, gasoline vapors sparked by the boats engine caused the boat to catch fire. Sargent Karl Marting, a conservation … Continue reading

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Two Dead in Michigan Gas Explosion

On December 29th, 2010, a suspected natural gas explosion leveled a 44-year-old family owned furniture store near Detroit, in Wayne, Michigan, killing two employees and leaving the owner critically injured. The Fire Chief reported that the fire department had discovered … Continue reading

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Government Proposes $1.2 Million Fine In Deadly Plant Explosion

On October 25, 2010, federal labor officials proposed fining a gun and ammunition manufacturer $1.2 million. The government stated that  two men who died in an explosion at the manufacturer’s Colebrook, New Hampshire facility weren’t properly trained and had been … Continue reading

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San Bruno Gas Explosion Disaster

On September 9, 2010, in San Bruno, California, a massive gas explosion resulted from a ruptured line owned by Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E). While the cause of the explosion is unknown at this time, PG&E promised to accept responsibility … Continue reading

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