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Industrial Disasters

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  • Port Deposit cleanup continues from fatal tanker crash and explosion

    Port Deposit hopes to beef up traffic enforcement following Friday night's fatal crash and explosion of a loaded gasoline tanker truck. Repairs to utilities and other cleanup activities were largely wrapped up by Tuesday in the town after a tractor...
  • In the shadow of Midway

       The United airliner fell from the sky, dropping like a bomb onto a Midway-area neighborhood. Forty-five people were killed, including two on the ground who thought they were safe at home.     The 1972 United crash was the last major commercial...
  • In the 1950s, 2 horrific Midway crashes stunned Chicago

    In the 1950s, 2 horrific Midway crashes stunned Chicago
    In 1972, a United airliner fell from the sky, dropping like a bomb onto a Midway-area neighborhood. Forty-five people were killed, including two on the ground who thought they were safe at home. The United crash was the last major commercial airline...
  • Two Allentown blasts chillingly similar

    Two Allentown blasts chillingly similar
    The sickening sound heard Wednesday evening was exactly the same as that heard on the evening of Feb. 19, 1999. In 1999, I was working late in The Morning Call's Allentown office when it sounded as if something very heavy had been dropped on the...
  • Carport collapses on luxury cars

    SOUTH GLENDALE— Crews were still investigating how an outside carport buckled and crashed onto at least eight vehicles Sunday night. The carport collapsed onto the vehicles — some of which were new high-end luxury models with paper license...
  • Man who lost his penis in industrial accident files suit

  • Woman rescued seconds before home collapses

    Ron Shockley was working on a damaged cable in Park Forest when he heard a loud blast that shook his work tent. Then a woman began screaming. He and a co-worker ran three blocks toward the sound of the explosion and saw a woman in a nightgown standing...
  • More than 30 Baltimore police officers charged, suspended in towing scheme

    More than 30 Baltimore police officers charged, suspended in towing scheme
    Seventeen Baltimore police officers were charged Wednesday — and more than a dozen others suspended — in an extortion scheme in which officers are accused of receiving thousands of dollars in kickbacks for steering accident victims to a towing...
  • New Zealand quake raises questions about L.A. buildings

    New Zealand quake raises questions about L.A. buildings
    The level of devastation from this week's earthquake in New Zealand has some California scientists saying that the state's seismic building codes should be reevaluated to address the striking structural failures seen in Christchurch. In New Zealand,...
  • In New Zealand, a centerpiece becomes a tomb

    Veteran television producer Rob Cope-Williams was out in the field Tuesday, working on his weekly farm report, downing a lunch of French fries and a pint of beer at a countryside hotel, when he felt the jolt. He and his crew figured it was just another...
  • Worker death in wastewater plant ruled accidental

    An employee with the Water Reclamation District of Great Chicago died Friday as a result of injuries from a workplace accident at a Hanover Park Facility, an autopsy today determined. John Fergus, 51, of Mount Prospect died from muliple injures...