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FILE - In a Friday, Jan. 24, 2020 file photo, smoke fills the sky after a massive explosion in Houston, Texas. Watson Grinding and Manufacturing said Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020 it filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in Houston federal court because of what it expects to be “a long-term interruption of business operations” due to the Jan. 24 blast.  (Melissa Phillips/Houston Chronicle via AP, File)

Company tied to deadly Houston blast files for bankruptcy

Feb. 6, 2020 6:51 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — A company filed for bankruptcy Thursday in the wake of a massive explosion at one of its warehouses in Houston that killed two workers, injured 20 more and damaged hundreds of buildings. Watson Grinding and Manufacturing said it filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in Houston federal court...

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ATF: Electrical spark likely caused deadly Houston blast

Feb. 1, 2020 10:37 AM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — An electrical spark likely ignited a gas leak that led to a massive explosion in Houston last week, killing two workers, injuring 20 others and damaging hundreds of buildings, law enforcement officials said Friday. Highly flammable propylene gas started leaking in the piping connected to a...