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No serious injuries reported after explosion at fuel plant

Apr. 7, 2020 11:43 AM EDT

LONG VIEW, N.C. (AP) — An explosion at a hydrogen fuel plant in North Carolina has damaged nearby homes but left workers without any serious injuries. News outlets report that the explosion occurred at the OneH2 Inc. hydrogen fuel facility in the town of Long View on Tuesday. The plant is about an hour...

Arizona history April 5-11

Apr. 1, 2020 1:11 PM EDT

Sunday, April 5 On this date in 1898, the mining camp of Congress was destroyed by fire, resulting in two deaths and $50,000 worth of property damage. On this date in 1899, the town of Thatcher was incorporated. On this date in 1910, the Territorial Board of Control accepted bids and ordered construction of the...

Propane leak suspected in blast, fire that killed woman, 83

Mar. 25, 2020 10:08 AM EDT

EDISON, Neb. (AP) — An 83-year-old woman was fatally injured by an explosion and fire at her rural residence in south-central Nebraska, authorities said. Firefighters from Edison and Oxford put out the fire Friday at the property northeast of Edison before flames could spread from an outbuilding to other...

Gas leak, crack pipe may have sparked fatal house explosion

Mar. 20, 2020 10:53 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — A 65-year-old man was killed and two other people injured following a house explosion in Detroit that may have been sparked by a gas leak and lit crack cocaine pipe. A woman “claimed she was lighting a crack pipe when the explosion happened” Friday morning on the city’s...

Contractor agrees to pay $120K in explosion cleanup costs

Mar. 18, 2020 6:01 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A contractor in Massachusetts that was hired to demolish a shed that exploded and released hazardous fumes in 2017 has agreed to reimburse the state $120,000 toward cleanup costs, according to the attorney general's office. The explosion and fire at a Shrewsbury home caused workers and a...

OSHA fines nonprofit, metal company for deadly propane blast

Mar. 13, 2020 4:36 PM EDT

FARMINGTON, Maine (AP) — The Occupational Safety and Health Administration levied fines against a Maine nonprofit and a manufacturing company in connection to a deadly propane explosion last year. The fines against Life Enrichment Advancing People and Techno Metal Post come after separate investigations...

Judge approves $143M natural gas explosions settlement

Mar. 12, 2020 2:35 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A Massachusetts judge approved a $143 million class action settlement Thursday for residents and business owners affected by natural gas explosions in Massachusetts in 2018. The settlement's approval comes days after Columbia Gas of Massachusetts pleaded guilty to causing the explosions...

$18 million fine sought in fatal Firestone home explosion

Mar. 12, 2020 1:10 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Colorado regulators on Thursday proposed a fine of more than $18 million against an Occidental Petroleum Corp. subsidiary for a fatal 2017 house explosion linked to a severed oil and gas well flowline. The Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission will formally consider the proposed fine...

Red Cross honors maintenance supervisor in Maine explosion

Mar. 11, 2020 7:26 PM EDT

LEWISTON, Maine (AP) — The American Red Cross honored a maintenance supervisor credited with saving lives in a deadly gas explosion in Maine. Larry Lord's heroic act last September was celebrated by the Central and Mid Coast Maine Chapter of the American Red Cross on Tuesday at the 17th annual Real Heroes...

Maine tightens "Dig Safe" laws in wake of Farmington blast

Mar. 11, 2020 10:53 AM EDT

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A bill designed to make digging in Maine more safe in the wake of a fatal explosion has passed the state's Legislature. The Maine Legislature approved Democratic Rep. Seth Berry's proposal to include liquefied propane gas lines in the state's “Dig Safe” laws on Tuesday....