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Colorado approves new flowline rules after fatal blast

Nov. 21, 2019 9:59 PM EST

GREELEY, Colo. (AP) — Colorado regulators on Thursday approved a set of safety measures designed to increase citizen protections in areas surrounding thousands of miles of underground oil and gas pipelines in the state. The rules provide public access to a more detailed and accurate state map of locations...

The Latest: Colorado OKs pipeline rules after fatal blast

Nov. 21, 2019 8:42 PM EST

GREELEY, Colo. (AP) — The Latest on pipeline safety rules being considered by Colorado regulators (all times local): 6:45 p.m. Colorado regulators have approved a set of safety measures designed to increase protections surrounding thousands of miles of underground oil and gas pipelines in the state. The...

EPA ends safety rules put in place after deadly Texas blast

Nov. 21, 2019 2:40 PM EST

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Trump administration is scaling back chemical plant safety measures that were put in place after a Texas fertilizer plant explosion in 2013 that killed 15 people. The changes announced Thursday by the Environmental Protection Agency include ending a requirement that plants provide...

Explosion at Italian fireworks factory kills 5

Nov. 21, 2019 3:34 AM EST

ROME (AP) — Italian rescue services say a blast at a fireworks factory in Sicily has killed five people and seriously injured two others. Italian firefighters and Carabinieri police said that the 71-year-old wife of the owner of the family-run factory in the Sicilian town of Barcellona Pozzo di Gotto was...

House explosion, fire injures 2 people in western Michigan

Nov. 19, 2019 5:14 PM EST

EGELSTON TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Two people have been injured in a house explosion in western Michigan. The blast occurred Tuesday afternoon in Egleston Township, northwest of Grand Rapids. The explosion reportedly shook nearby homes. Muskegon County sheriff’s Capt. Shane Brown tells WOOD-TV that the...

Agency reports detail deadly N Carolina explosion, response

Nov. 19, 2019 4:14 AM EST

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Authorities in North Carolina have analyzed their response to a natural gas explosion that killed two people, injured two dozen others, leveled one building and damaged others, some of which have been condemned. The city and county of Durham last week released fire and emergency...

15 killed, 9 injured in northern China coal mine explosion

Nov. 19, 2019 1:03 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — A gas explosion inside a coal mine in northern China has killed 15 miners and left another nine injured, authorities said Tuesday. The blast occurred Monday afternoon at a mine operated by the local Feng Yan Group in Shanxi province’s Pingyao county. Rescue work was halted early...

Natural gas explosion at house burns 2 Billings residents

Nov. 18, 2019 6:19 PM EST

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A natural gas explosion in Billings damaged a house and sent a man and a woman to the hospital with severe burns. Deputy fire marshal Jeff McCullough says the blast at 12:30 a.m. Monday was caused by a natural gas leak. The cause of the leak is under investigation. The department did...

At least 7 die, 25 hurt in Bangladesh gas pipeline explosion

Nov. 17, 2019 1:08 AM EST

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — At least seven people were killed and another 25 injured after a gas pipeline exploded in southeastern Bangladesh on Sunday, police said. The explosion at Patharghata area in Chittagong district collapsed portions of a boundary wall of a nearby building, local police chief Mohammed...

3 convicted in East Village explosion that killed 2 men

Nov. 15, 2019 6:09 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Three people were convicted of manslaughter Friday in the 2015 East Village building explosion that killed two men. They also were found guilty in Manhattan state Supreme Court of assault charges for injuries to 13 people in the massive blast that leveled half a block in a crowded...