| Sep 20, 2014
| 7:46 PM
Shortly after Bill Shaw Jr. stepped into a West Virginia gas station, his life was suddenly and irreversibly altered.
The union ironworker was working as a welder on an interstate highway bridge project in December 2004 and had stopped to have his...
| Nov 18, 2014
| 1:38 PM
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...
| Nov 19, 2014
| 8:39 AM
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...
| Nov 25, 2014
| 2:05 PM
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...
| Sep 18, 2014
Firemen send water onto flames at Marathon Cartage Co., in Santa Fe Springs....
| Oct 17, 2014
| 11:38 AM
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...
| Oct 24, 2014
| 12:05 PM
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....
| Oct 25, 2014
| 9:00 PM
Scores of concerned Floridians from all parts of the state converged on Naples earlier this month to deliver samples of polluted water to Gov. Rick Scott's beachside mansion.
Their fear: An oil rush in Florida, especially in the Everglades, and the...
| Sep 23, 2014
| 9:05 PM
A smoky, stubborn blaze that enveloped the Port of Los Angeles in a cloud of toxic soot challenged firefighters who turned to fireboats and scuba divers to attack the creosote-soaked World War II-era wooden pylons that smoldered on the waterline.
| Nov 11, 2014
| 5:12 PM
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.
| Nov 12, 2014
| 10:59 AM
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...