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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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More than one week later, chemical still leaking from blast site

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HMN-More than one week later, Hydrochloric acid is said to still be leaking from a building at the site of a Tennessee chemical plant. The Olympian reports that around 6 tons remains on site. CHARLESTON, TENN. More than a week after an explosion at an east Tennessee chemical plant, hydrochloric acid is still leaking from the building. An estimated six ...

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Floodwaters cripple plant refrigeration system; Explosion feared

HMN-As floodwaters worsen in the wake of Hurricane Harvey, a plant in Harris County, TX is feared to be in danger.  After waters knocked out power to the plants refrigeration system, representatives say they are now in danger of explosion.  The New York Post says the County has issued evacuation orders for the area around the facility. A 1 ½-mile ...

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5 hospitalized after chemical mixture near Disney World

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HMN-5 people were hospitalized, 1 of which for burns after a chemical mixture at a hotel near Walt Disney World.  WFTV reports that firefighters are calling the incident a chemical explosion. OSCEOLA COUNTY, Fla. – Five people were hospitalized Wednesday morning after chemicals were mixed at a hotel near Walt Disney World, Osceola County Fire Rescue said. One person was ...

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House explosion leaves one seriously injured.

Explosion

HMN-A house explosion leaves one woman seriously injured, and a home pieces.  Independent.co.uk reports that after the explosion a strong odor of gas was present. A woman has been seriously injured after an explosion destroyed a house in Sunderland. Fire crews pulled the woman from the rubble after the blast shook a street in the Ryhope area of the city ...

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