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Energy company employee faces uncertain future after blast

Apr. 17, 2019 1:26 PM EDT

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — An energy company employee who suffered critical injuries from last week's fatal gas explosion in North Carolina faces an uncertain future. The family of PSNC employee Jay Rambeaut told WRAL on Tuesday that he has 150 holes in his chest from debris. He also has a skull fracture and...

Police: Coffee shop owner killed, 17 hurt in gas explosion

Apr. 10, 2019 10:30 PM EDT

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — A leaking gas line exploded Wednesday in a Durham shopping district, killing one person and injuring more than a dozen others as firefighters were evacuating people from buildings near the rupture, authorities said. The blast reverberated across the North Carolina city —...

The Latest: Coffee shop owner identified as explosion victim

Apr. 10, 2019 10:18 PM EDT

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on a gas explosion in downtown Durham, North Carolina (all times local): 10:10 p.m. Police in North Carolina have identified the person killed in a blast that leveled a building. The Durham Police Department issued a statement Wednesday night identifying the victim as...

Medical charity: Nurse killed in Central African Republic

Apr. 9, 2019 1:40 PM EDT

BANGUI, Central African Republic (AP) — Doctors Without Borders says one of its health workers has been killed by an armed group in Central African Republic. The organization says assistant nurse Gaulbert Mokafe was killed on Thursday between Batangafo and Bouca while traveling by motorcycle to visit...

Houston fires renew safety debate in oil-friendly Texas

Apr. 5, 2019 5:03 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Two major chemical plant fires near Houston just 17 days apart closed schools, leaked toxic chemicals into coastal waters and killed a worker, but there's a good chance they won't lead to big industry crackdowns in oil-friendly Texas. Federal investigators have yet to announce what...

Oil drilling company dismissed from lawsuit over explosion

Apr. 5, 2019 3:03 PM EDT

McALESTER, Okla. (AP) — Attorneys representing the wife of an Oklahoma man who was killed in an oil rig explosion have dismissed a Houston-based company from her wrongful death lawsuit after a settlement was reached. The March 28 filing first reported by the McAlester News-Capital dismisses the negligence...

Man sentenced to 29 years for Indiana post office pipe bomb

Apr. 5, 2019 9:11 AM EDT

HAMMOND, Ind. (AP) — A man has been sentenced to 29 years in prison for sending a pipe bomb that exploded at a northwestern Indiana post office, injuring a worker. Eric Krieg of Munster, Indiana, was sentenced Thursday after pleading guilty in December to making an unregistered destructive device and other...

Worker at Texas chemical plant damaged by fire files lawsuit

Apr. 4, 2019 11:06 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — A growing number of lawsuits are springing from the ashes at a Houston-area chemical plant that caught fire this week killing a worker . Two plant employees filed separate state suits Wednesday against KMCO LLC, claiming the company failed to maintain a safe work environment or give them...

Federal agency to investigate Texas chemical fire

Apr. 3, 2019 7:26 PM EDT

CROSBY, Texas (AP) — The U.S. Chemical Safety Board announced Wednesday that it will investigate a fire at a Houston area chemical plant as the facility's operator identified the worker killed in the blaze. James Earl Mangum was killed in the Tuesday fire at a KMCO chemical plant in Crosby, about 25 miles...

The Latest: Dead worker in Texas chemical fire identified

Apr. 3, 2019 6:37 PM EDT

CROSBY, Texas (AP) — The Latest on a fire at a Houston area chemical plant that killed one worker and injured two others. (all times local): 4:30 p.m. Company officials have identified the worker killed in a fire at a Houston area chemical plant as James Earl Mangum. KMCO says the two other workers who...