Industrial accidents

May 05, 2018 - 12:50 pm
QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — A government official says a methane gas explosion in a coal mine has killed at least six miners in southwest Pakistan. Senior government official Javed Anwar said eleven coal miners were also missing after Saturday's incident in Marghat village in the Baluchistan province...
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This March 20, 2018 photo taken in Channelview, Texas shows the San Jacinto Waste Pits. The pits became a federal Superfund site in 2008 and are now slated for clean-up. An agreement announced last month has cleared the way for the waste pits to be cleaned up, but dioxin damage already has spread far beyond them, the Houston Chronicle and The Associated Press found. (Elizabeth Conley/Houston Chronicle via AP)
May 03, 2018 - 7:30 am
HIGHLANDS, Texas (AP) — Evelyn and Jerome Matula were still polka-dancing newlyweds in 1950 when they spotted a half-finished cottage in the woods along the San Jacinto River east of Houston. It seemed idyllic, with panoramic views and a sandy path to the river, where their three children and later...
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This March 20, 2018 photo taken in Channelview, Texas shows the San Jacinto Waste Pits. The pits became a federal Superfund site in 2008 and are now slated for clean-up. An agreement announced last month has cleared the way for the waste pits to be cleaned up, but dioxin damage already has spread far beyond them, the Houston Chronicle and The Associated Press found. (Elizabeth Conley/Houston Chronicle via AP)
May 03, 2018 - 7:09 am
HIGHLANDS, Texas (AP) — An agreement has finally cleared the way for cleanup at a Superfund site in Texas known as the San Jacinto Waste Pits. But an investigation by the Houston Chronicle and The Associated Press has found that dioxin damage has already spread far beyond the site. The news...
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FILE - In this June 1, 2017 file photo, part of the Didion Milling Plant in Cambria, Wis., lies in ruins following an explosion. Federal safety inspectors say an air filter blew off a corn grinding device shortly before a deadly explosion demolished the southern Wisconsin corn mill last summer. Officials with the U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board held a news conference Monday, April 30, 2018, to discuss preliminary findings from their investigation into the blast at Didion Milling Plant in Cambria on May 31. Five workers were killed and 14 were injured.(John Hart/Wisconsin State Journal via AP, File)
April 30, 2018 - 3:35 pm
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A corn grinder began belching flames shortly before a deadly explosion tore through a southern Wisconsin mill last year, federal safety inspectors said Monday. The May 31 blast at the Didion Milling Co. plant in Cambria killed five workers, injured 14 others and reduced the...
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April 30, 2018 - 1:25 pm
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Federal safety inspectors say an air filter blew off a corn grinding device shortly before a deadly explosion demolished a southern Wisconsin corn mill last summer. Officials with the U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board held a news conference Monday to discuss...
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In this image made from a video provided by Almanassa people watch as smoke rises from a fire at the new Grand Egyptian Museum, located near the famed pyramids of Giza just outside Cairo. The museum covers about 490,000 square meters (586,120 square yards) and will house some of Egypt's most unique and precious artifacts, including many belonging to the famed boy King Tutankhamun. Egyptian officials said that the fire caused no significant damage or injuries. (Almanassa via AP)
April 29, 2018 - 11:42 am
CAIRO (AP) — A fire broke out on Sunday at the building site of the new Egyptian museum — the future site of some of the country's most unique and precious artifacts — but caused no significant damage or injuries, Egypt's Antiquities Ministry said. Firefighters extinguished the fire, which consumed...
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In this image made from a video provided by Almanassa people watch as smoke rises from a fire at the new Grand Egyptian Museum, located near the famed pyramids of Giza just outside Cairo. The museum covers about 490,000 square meters (586,120 square yards) and will house some of Egypt's most unique and precious artifacts, including many belonging to the famed boy King Tutankhamun. Egyptian officials said that the fire caused no significant damage or injuries. (Almanassa via AP)
April 29, 2018 - 10:37 am
CAIRO (AP) — A fire broke out on Sunday at the building site of the new Egyptian museum but caused no significant damage or injuries, Egyptian officials said. Firefighters were working to extinguish the fire, which appeared to have consumed wooden scaffolding at the construction site of the new...
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April 29, 2018 - 10:20 am
CAIRO (AP) — A fire broke out on Sunday at the building site of the new Egyptian museum but caused no significant damage or injuries, Egyptian officials said. Firefighters were working to extinguish the fire, which appeared to have consumed wooden scaffolding at the construction site of the new...
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April 29, 2018 - 9:24 am
CAIRO (AP) — Officials say a fire has broken out at the building site of the new Egyptian museum, although it has caused no significant damage or injuries. State news agency MENA cites security officials as saying that firefighters were working to extinguish the Sunday fire, which appeared to have...
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This aerial image from video provided by KSTP-TV in Minneapolis, shows smoke rising from the Husky Energy oil refinery after an explosion Thursday, April 26, 2018, at the plant in Superior, Wis. Authorities say several people were injured in the explosion. (KSTP-TV via AP)
April 27, 2018 - 9:45 am
An evacuation order was lifted early Friday in northwest Wisconsin where a refinery plant explosion injured at least 11 people and sent billowing plumes of black smoke into the air. Superior Mayor Jim Paine said all indications are that the refinery site is now safe and stable, and that the air...
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