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One dies in N.C. Chemical tank explosion

  HMN-One person is confirmed dead after a chemical tank at a water treatment facility exploded.  Hazmat units were dispatched to the scene according to WNCN. MIDDLESEX, N.C. (WNCN) — A man is dead after a tank at a water and wastewater treatment chemical plant in Middlesex exploded Friday morning, according to Middlesex Police Chief Mike Collins. Officials said the ...

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One missing after oil rig explosion near New Orleans

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HMN-Authorities are searching for one who is still missing after cleaning chemicals ignited.  ABC news reports that the explosion left seven others injured. An oil rig explosion on a lake north of New Orleans, apparently caused when cleaning chemicals ignited, injured seven people and left authorities searching for another who was missing. There were “a lot of injuries,” many of ...

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Compressed air cylinder injures two off Cornwall coast

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    HMN-Two medical evacuations took place off the coast of Cornwall after a compressed cylinder reportedly exploded, injuring those aboard dive boat. The Maritime Executive provides more. On Wednesday, a UK Coastguard helicopter and an RNLI lifeboat crew rescued two casualties from the inshore survey vessel MTS Xplorer off the coast of Cornwall. A compressed air cylinder exploded aboard ...

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Worker killed after “wastewater” tank explosion

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HMN-Augusta fire crews release details of an industrial accident that left one dead.  Crews responds to a stationary tank explosion at a local facility, where they found one worker thrown 75 feet away. The Aiken Standard reports that two other personnel were treated for decon and chemical exposure. The Augusta Fire Department released an incident report Thursday detailing the explosion ...

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Explosion levels Los Angeles area home

Explosion

HMN-An explosion levels a Canoga Park home and leaves a large debris field.  ABC 7 reports Firefighters isolated the gas to the home, however the cause remains unknown. CANOGA PARK, Calif. (KABC) — An explosion at a home in Canoga Park on Wednesday significantly damaged the structure and spread debris across a residential block, prompting a response from firefighters. One ...

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