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7 dead, 13 injured in China fireworks factory explosion

Dec. 5, 2019 11:55 PM EST

BEIJING (AP) — Authorities in central China say seven people have been killed and 13 injured in an explosion at a fireworks factory in Hunan province. The Liuyang city government says the blast occurred Wednesday morning due to ‘’ïllegal production.'' Such accidents are common,...

Officials investigating aggregate spill in Detroit River

Dec. 5, 2019 5:44 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Michigan officials are investigating a spill of an unknown amount of construction aggregate material into the Detroit River from an industrial site with a history of environmental contamination. The release happened Nov. 26 at the Detroit Bulk Storage property, Nick Assendelft, a spokesman...

Voluntary evacuation order lifted for Texas coastal city

Dec. 5, 2019 5:17 PM EST

PORT NECHES, Texas (AP) — Officials in the Texas coastal city of Port Neches lifted a voluntary evacuation order Thursday that was issued overnight because of concerns about air quality following a pair of chemical plant explosions last week. Officials issued the voluntary order for the city of roughly...

Officials: Chemical in Texas blasts posed no serious risks

Dec. 5, 2019 3:19 PM EST

Officials lifted a voluntary evacuation order for residents in the Texas Gulf Coast city of Port Neches on Thursday, saying air levels of the chemical butadiene had dropped to safe levels. The chemical was released after two explosions at a chemical plant last week. Here's a closer look at the chemical: WHAT IS...

Large industrial fire burns near downtown Bentonville

Dec. 4, 2019 2:05 PM EST

BENTONVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Crews from several fire departments battled a large fire Wednesday near downtown Bentonville in northwest Arkansas. The Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports that firefighters from four departments are battling the blaze at the United Industries UltraBoard facility. Smoke...

Waste tank collapse in Chinese mill kills 9 people, hurts 4

Dec. 3, 2019 10:44 PM EST

BEIJING (AP) — Nine people were killed when a waste water tank in a dyeing and printing mill collapsed in eastern China, authorities said. The collapse of the 15-meter (50-foot) tank toppled stacking shelves in the workshop in the city of Haining in Zhejiang province, a center of China’s vast...

Last of Texas plant’s fires declared ‘extinguished’

Dec. 3, 2019 8:56 PM EST

PORT NECHES, Texas (AP) — Authorities say the last of the fires from a series of massive chemical plant explosions that rocked a Gulf Coast town has finally been extinguished. That word on the fires at the TPC Group plant in Port Neches, Texas, came in a statement from unified response command Tuesday...

Sudan says at least 23 killed in factory fire

Dec. 3, 2019 12:45 PM EST

CAIRO (AP) — At least 23 people have died in a huge explosion that tore through a tile factory in Sudan's capital of Khartoum on Tuesday, the government said. The blaze also injured over 130 people, several critically, the cabinet added, suggesting the death toll from the blaze could rise as burn victims...

Sudan’s government says at least 23 people have died in a large explosion at a tile factory in the capital of Khartoum

Dec. 3, 2019 10:33 AM EST
CAIRO (AP) — Sudan’s government says at least 23 people have died in a large explosion at a tile factory in the capital of Khartoum.

Worker who survived New Orleans hotel collapse deported

Nov. 29, 2019 7:27 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A construction worker hurt in last month’s collapse of the Hard Rock Hotel construction site in New Orleans has been deported to his native Honduras on Friday. The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement spokesman Bryan Cox said Delmer Joel Ramirez Palma, 38, was flown to...