More than dozen hurt in blast at Beechcraft plant in Kansas

U.S. 12/27/19, 13:27

More than a dozen people were injured Friday when a nitrogen line ruptured at the Beechcraft aircraft manufacturing facility in Wichita, Kansas, causing part of the building to collapse, authorities said. Daniel Wegner, deputy fire chief for Sedgwick County, said the ...

Gas explosion in Slovakia tower block kills 5, injures 40

Europe 12/06/19, 05:20

A gas explosion in an apartment building in eastern Slovakia killed at least five people and injured more than 40 Friday. Firefighters rescued people trapped in the building, which officials said is still in danger of collapse. The explosion occurred toward ...

3 hurt at Texas chemical plant hit by 2 massive explosions

U.S. 11/28/19, 01:44

Two massive explosions 13 hours apart tore through a Texas chemical plant Wednesday, and one left three workers injured. The blasts blew out windows and doors of nearby homes and prompted a mandatory evacuation of a 4-mile (7-kilometer) radius from the ...

1 of 2 cranes left hanging after demolition in New Orleans

U.S. 10/20/19, 15:50

Officials set off thundering explosions Sunday to topple two cranes looming precariously over a partially collapsed hotel in New Orleans, but most of one crane appeared to be left dangling atop the ruined building while the other crashed down. The explosions ...

5 injured in utility explosions at California Oktoberfest

U.S. 10/06/19, 12:20

Five people were hurt and revelers scrambled for safety when a series of explosions in an underground electrical vault sent flames shooting into the sky during an Oktoberfest celebration at a shopping and dining complex in Southern California, authorities said ...

Update: Off-duty cop may have saved house blast victim

New York 06/17/19, 17:09

The Latest on an explosion that leveled a house in New Jersey (all times local):6:10 p.m.An off-duty police officer's quick actions may have saved the life of a man inside a house that exploded in northern New Jersey.Firefighters and other ...

Explosion levels New Jersey home; 1 injured

U.S. 06/17/19, 14:35

An explosion leveled a home in northern New Jersey on Monday, injuring the lone person inside who was pulled from the burning rubble by an off-duty police officer.Heavy flames and a large plume of smoke were visible as the two-story ...

Agency: Safeguards failed in fire that killed 5 at gas well

U.S. 06/12/19, 09:42

The failure of safety devices designed to prevent blowouts contributed to an explosion and fire that killed five workers last year at a southeastern Oklahoma natural gas well, according to a federal agency's report Wednesday that also lists inadequate training ...

US withdraws train crew proposal that came after explosions

U.S. 05/23/19, 19:59

The Trump administration said Thursday it was withdrawing a proposal for freight trains to have at least two crew members, nullifying a safety measure drafted under President Barack Obama in response to explosions of crude oil trains in the U.S. ...

Investigation finds natural gas caused fatal house explosion

U.S. 05/22/19, 07:12

Fire investigators have determined the explosion of a southern Indiana house that killed one person was caused by natural gas. Fifty-year-old William Phillips was killed when a home exploded Sunday in Jeffersonville, north of Louisville, Kentucky. His wife, Janet Phillips, remained ...

House explosion kills 1, injures 2 in southern Indiana city

U.S. 05/19/19, 12:34

An explosion leveled a home in southern Indiana early Sunday, killing one person, injuring two others and leaving several nearby homes uninhabitable, authorities said.Hours after the explosion shattered windows across a Jeffersonville neighborhood and sent debris flying onto roofs, lawns ...

Authorities: 1 dead, 1 missing, 1 hurt after home explosion

U.S. 05/17/19, 10:39

Authorities say one person has been killed and another is missing after an explosion destroyed a home in northeastern Pennsylvania. Officials say emergency responders found 20-year-old Nathan Hedgepeth injured but alive just before 2 a.m. Friday on the lawn outside the ...

At least 5 hurt in fire and explosion at Oklahoma paper mill

U.S. 05/14/19, 11:32

Officials say a fire and subsequent explosion at a Georgia-Pacific paper mill in eastern Oklahoma injured at least five people.Muskogee County Emergency Medical Service operations director Ron Morris says four injured were taken to a hospital with smoke inhalation and ...

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