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Industrial Disasters

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  • Worker injured in Oak Park explosion remains in hospital

    Worker injured in Oak Park explosion remains in hospital
    One of four people injured in a propane tank explosion that started a fire at a truck maintenance garage for Turano Baking in Oak Park remained in the hospital Wednesday, officials said. The explosion occurred around 2:15 p.m. Tuesday as workers were...
  • Research, environmental efforts in Hampton Roads benefit from federal spending plan

    The $1.1 trillion spending bill that just cleared Congress includes millions of dollars toward advanced aircraft, a cleaner Chesapeake Bay, stiffer standards for oil tank cars and repairs to the state's spaceport damaged by a rocket explosion in October....
  • Conservation groups say Duke Energy plant leaks coal ash into N.C. river

    Three environmental groups said Thursday that they have discovered toxic coal ash leaks from a retired Duke Energy coal plant in North Carolina, allegedly polluting the Yadkin River nine months after a massive coal ash spill from a Duke plant fouled the...
  • Environmental groups stepping up opposition to crude oil shipments in Baltimore

    Environmental groups stepping up opposition to crude oil shipments in Baltimore
    David Flores first spotted the red diamond placards — numbered to designate crude oil shipments — about two weeks ago on a long line of rail cars idling on a trestle over Interstate 695, near Hollins Ferry Road in Baltimore County. "I don'...
  • CNG Building Briefly Evacuated In East Hartford After Fire, Explosion

    CNG Building Briefly Evacuated In East Hartford After Fire, Explosion
    EAST HARTFORD – An employee doing maintenance work on a refueling station at a Connecticut Natural Gas facility in town caused a fire that led to a small explosion and the brief evacuation of several buildings Wednesday afternoon. The fire was...
  • 2 dozen treated after truck explodes; chemical hits air, ignites

    2 dozen treated after truck explodes; chemical hits air, ignites
    More than two dozen people have gone to local hospitals after they were exposed to chemical fumes from an explosion at a water waste company in Santa Paula. At about 3:45 a.m., two workers were removing 1,200 gallons of a chemical, possibly an organic...
  • 37 treated after 'bizarre' chemical explosion in Santa Paula

    37 treated after 'bizarre' chemical explosion in Santa Paula
    After "bizarre" chemical explosions Tuesday at a Santa Paula wastewater treatment site, mandatory evacuations remain in place, 37 people have been treated, and firefighters and the plant's owner are bewildered. The chemical, an organic peroxide, is...
  • NTSB finds sinking of Baltimore tugboat result of mate's misjudgment

    NTSB finds sinking of Baltimore tugboat result of mate's misjudgment
    The National Transportation Safety Board found that a tugboat sank, spilling diesel fuel off Locust Point last year, after a mate misjudged the location of a collapsed pier, according to a report released Tuesday. The mate operating the harbor assist...
  • Florida Hospital Ebola team tries new protective gear

    Florida Hospital Ebola team tries new protective gear
    Florida Hospital's Ebola team held a training on Thursday to learn how to put on and take off new protective gear that they will use in case of a suspected case, the hospital announced on Friday. The team includes nearly 100 people from hospital areas...
  • Oil Truck Rolls Over In South Windsor

    Oil Truck Rolls Over In South Windsor
    SOUTH WINDSOR — An oil truck carrying 1,700 gallons of fuel rolled onto its side on Smith Street and leaked heating oil from its tank as well as engine oil, police said. Firefighters and police responded to the crash, which was reported at 12:48 p....
  • Blumenthal: This Is 'A Consensus Moment' For Better Rail Safety

    Blumenthal: This Is 'A Consensus Moment' For Better Rail Safety
    With derailments, near accidents and safety lapses occurring at railroads in numerous states, Sen. Richard Blumenthal predicts that senators from all regions of the country — and both political parties — will embrace his proposal for reforming...