“Human Error” Said To Cause Gas Explosion In Springfield, MA

Human error was the cause of Friday’s natural gas explosion in downtown Springfield that leveled a strip club, damaged dozens of other buildings, and injured at least 19 people, officials said today.   In a statement, State Fire Marshal Stephen Coan’s office said the explosion

By |2021-04-16T06:11:49-04:00November 26, 2012|

Woman Severely Burned In North End Apartment Fire

A woman suffered severe burns in a four-alarm fire at an apartment building in the North End late Tuesday night. The fire was large enough that as many as 100 firefighters arrived at the scene. The fire at 26 Cooper St. started shortly after 11

By |2021-04-16T15:26:32-04:00September 5, 2012|

Fire on Nuclear Sub Injures Seven

A fire began on a nuclear-powered submarine in Kittery, Maine. The fire, which began around 5:40 pm., burned for nearly 12 hours spreading to the ship’s forward compartments, including living quarters, command centers, and even a torpedo room.   Investigators are not yet certain about

By |2021-04-17T03:47:32-04:00May 24, 2012|

Home Gas Explosion Leads to Death

Home Gas Explosion Leads to Death Two passing motorists pulled 84-year-old Robert Silvy from underneath the rubble of his burned-down home in Ponca City. A day later, Silvy passed away at Via Christi Hospital in Wichita, Kansas as a result of his severe burn

By |2024-05-22T03:28:07-04:00October 28, 2011|

Six Injured in Boat Explosion on Smith Mountain Lake

Six people aboard a 31-year-old cabin cruiser suffered injuries from an explosion caused by a gasoline leak in the stern.  On Saturday, gasoline vapors sparked by the boat's engine caused the boat to catch fire. Sargent Karl Marting, a conservation police officer said the fireball

By |2021-04-16T06:36:57-04:00July 28, 2011|

Two Dead in Michigan Gas Explosion

On December 29th, 2010, a suspected natural gas explosion leveled a 44-year-old family-owned furniture store near Detroit, in Wayne, Michigan, killing two employees and leaving the owner critically injured.   The Fire Chief reported that the fire department had discovered the bodies of a 54-year-old

By |2021-04-17T04:14:57-04:00January 4, 2011|

Government Proposes $1.2 Million Fine In Deadly Plant Explosion

On October 25, 2010, federal labor officials proposed fining a gun and ammunition manufacturer $1.2 million. The government stated that two men who died in an explosion at the manufacturer’s Colebrook, New Hampshire facility weren't properly trained and had been feeding explosive powder into equipment

By |2021-04-17T11:13:19-04:00October 29, 2010|
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