Natural Gas Leaks

Explosion levels home in Lancaster overnight

Mar 22nd, 2014 | By admin

WSOCTV – By Paige Hansen and Tina Terry LANCASTER CO. — An explosion late Friday night leveled a house on Cane Mill Road in Lancaster County, South Carolina. What used to be a house is now a field of rubble. Firefighters don’t know what caused the explosion. A team of state investigators arrived Saturday morning
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As Crews Search for Survivors, They Discover Only More Victims

Mar 14th, 2014 | By admin

NEW YORK TIMES Firefighters and emergency personnel on Thursday dug deeply into the wreckage of two buildings in East Harlem that were leveled in a powerful explosion, looking for survivors and possible evidence of what caused the blast. By MARC SANTORA and WILLIAM K. RASHBAUM New York Times But as they cut into a mountain
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West Virginia girl killed in natural gas explosion

Mar 14th, 2014 | By admin

By Jonathan D. Silver Pittsburgh Post-Gazette An explosion likely caused by a natural gas leak that obliterated a rural West Virginia house and killed an 11-year-old girl was so powerful it blew out the windows of a nearby fire station, sent plywood siding rocketing nearly 50 feet into the air and shot boards through other
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Boy killed as house collapsed was planning to attend birthday party

Mar 14th, 2014 | By admin

Troy Douglas, 8, was a basketball fan who liked the Miami Heat February 20, 2014|By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun As he left school for the last time, 8-year-old Troy Douglas was planning to meet up with friends and relatives to play laser tag at a cousin’s birthday party, his family said Thursday. But on
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Vacant Carmel home destroyed in explosion

Mar 3rd, 2014 | By admin

By LARRY PARSONS Herald Staff Writer A natural gas explosion leveled a long-vacant Carmel home late Monday morning and shattered windows on two nearby homes. The blast was heard blocks away. A one-block area around the home at Third Avenue and Guadalupe Street was evacuated for about an hour to make sure gas in the
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Arbitrator upholds firings of Consumers Energy workers for fatal Royal Oak gas explosion

Feb 27th, 2014 | By admin

By Keith Matheny – Detroit Free Press Staff Writer February 26, 2014 An arbitrator has upheld Consumers Energy’s firing of four union employees following a natural gas explosion in Royal Oak last year that killed a local resident, destroyed his home and damaged numerous homes in the neighborhood, the utility announced Wednesday. Consumers fired the
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Gas leak calls spiked in the months after last year’s explosion at JJ’s

Feb 26th, 2014 | By admin

February 26 By MIKE HENDRICKS The Kansas City Star Emergency calls about natural gas odors spiked more than 70 percent in Kansas City after the fatal gas explosion and fire at JJ’s restaurant last February, the Kansas City Fire Department reported Wednesday. Deputy Fire Chief Donna Maize attributed the dramatic increase in part to heightened
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Gilbert residents back home after gas explosion

Feb 25th, 2014 | By admin
Gilbert gas explosion

Posted: Tuesday, February 25, 2014 2:30 pm More than two weeks after a natural gas leak caused a home to explode in a Gilbert neighborhood sending a man to the hospital with serious burns, and forcing a neighborhood to evacuate, the evacuation order has been lifted. Jason Nelson, 39, was smoking a cigarette while
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North Richland Hills Family Sue Atmos Energy after Gas Explosion Allegedly Causes Severe Injuries to 7 year old girl, Destroys Home

Feb 25th, 2014 | By admin

Fort Worth, TX (PRWEB) February 25, 2014 According to court documents Maya Javier, age 7, was visiting the home of her uncle and aunt, Marvin Reinoshek, Jr. and Nancy Reinoshek, and her three cousins on December 21, 2013. The kids were playing video games, enjoying the day. Maya then went to the bathroom. When she
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Nearby workers impacted by JJ’s explosion recall tragic day

Feb 18th, 2014 | By admin

by Macradee Aegerter KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Wednesday marks one year since the natural gas explosion at JJ’s restaurant, which claimed the life of server Megan Cramer and changed the lives of countless others. It’s been described as a tragic accident that could have been prevented. But for those injured, both physically and emotionally the
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