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Industrial Disasters

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  • Chemical explosion at St. Charles industrial plant injures worker

    A worker was airlifted Friday to a hospital after a chemical processing-related explosion activated an automatic alarm system at an industrial plant on the east side of St. Charles. Firemen responded at 10:30 a.m. to the Midwest Powder Coating Co., 3865...
  • 5 Years After Kleen Energy Blast, 'Main Actor' Pays Fraction of $6.7 Million Fine

    5 Years After Kleen Energy Blast, 'Main Actor' Pays Fraction of $6.7 Million Fine
    Five years after a deadly gas explosion at the Kleen Energy plant in Middletown, a company described by a federal safety official as the "main actor" responsible for the blast has paid only $35,715 toward what was originally nearly $6.7 million in fines...
  • 22 Marines exposed to fire retardant in California accident

    22 Marines exposed to fire retardant in California accident
    Nearly two dozen Marines were treated for exposure to a fire retardant gas Thursday after an extinguishing system accidentally went off in an assault vehicle during a training exercise, but there were no serious injuries, officials said. An equipment...
  • Md. lawmakers call for crude oil risk assessment, more railroad transparency

    Md. lawmakers call for crude oil risk assessment, more railroad transparency
    State lawmakers concerned about increasingly common rail shipments of crude oil through Maryland are calling for the state to conduct a full assessment of the risks and for railroads to be more transparent about their operations. Both CSX Transportation...
  • Four injured by large blast at Torrance refinery

    A large explosion Wednesday at the Exxon Mobil refinery in Torrance sent flames into the air, injuring four and leaving residents with a stark reminder of the dangers that come with living in the South Bay's refinery zone. The blast occurred about 8:...
  • Refinery explosion injures 4; shaking with magnitude of 1.7 earthquake

    Refinery explosion injures 4; shaking with magnitude of 1.7 earthquake
    Four workers suffered minor injuries after a large explosion Wednesday morning at the Exxon Mobil refinery in Torrance, according to an Exxon spokesman. The explosion was the equivalent of a magnitude 1.7 earthquake, according to Caltech. Residents in...
  • Huge Exxon Mobil explosion a reminder of refinery dangers

    Huge Exxon Mobil explosion a reminder of refinery dangers
    A large explosion Wednesday at the Exxon Mobil refinery in Torrance sent flames into the air, injuring four and leaving residents with a stark reminder of the dangers that come with living in the South Bay’s refinery zone. The blast occurred at...
  • Gas prices jump after Torrance refinery explosion

    Gas prices jump after Torrance refinery explosion
    Wholesale gas prices rose 6 to 10 cents in California after a large explosion at the Exxon Mobil refinery in Torrance injured four workers and shut down a portion of the plant. “The shutdown at the Torrance refinery coupled with the earlier...
  • Fire smolders a 3rd day from W.Va. oil train derailment

    Fire smolders a 3rd day from W.Va. oil train derailment
    A fire sparked by a train derailment in southern West Virginia smoldered for a third day Wednesday, keeping federal and state investigators at bay and leading residents near the site worrying about the long-term water quality of a nearby river. The...
  • Oil cars still burning day after West Virginia derailment

    Oil cars still burning day after West Virginia derailment
     Oil cars were still burning more than a day after a train carrying 3 million gallons of North Dakota crude derailed in a West Virginia snowstorm, shooting fireballs into the sky. Hundreds of families were evacuated after losing their drinking water and...
  • West Virginia train derailment sends oil tanker into river

     West Virginia train derailment sends oil tanker into river
    A train carrying more than 100 tankers of crude oil derailed during a snowstorm in southern West Virginia on Monday, sending at least one tanker into a river, igniting at least 14 in all and sending a fireball hundreds of feet into the sky, officials...