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Freight Train Derailment Causes Fiery Blast in Ohio

Part of a freight train carrying ethanol derailed and caught fire in Ohio’s capital city early Wednesday, shooting flames skyward into the darkness and prompting the evacuation of a mile-wide area as firefighters and hazardous materials crews monitored the blaze. …

China Probing Blast at Apple Supplier Factory

Authorities are investigating the cause of an explosion over the weekend that injured dozens of people at the Shanghai factory of a supplier to Apple Inc. They have ordering safety precautions to prevent further accidents. An official in Shanghai’s Songjiang …

Blast Tied to Tofu Pan Puzzles Oregon Officials

Fire investigators in Portland, Ore., are trying to figure out how cleaning a pan of tofu could cause an explosion that broke out a window and resulted in $15,000 of damage. Fire Bureau spokesman Paul Corah tells The Oregonian that …

8 Injured in Southern California Power Boat Blast

An explosion aboard a 26-foot power boat in an Orange County harbor left eight of the nine people aboard injured. Huntington Beach Fire Capt. Bob Culhane tells the Orange County Register the boat was just a few minutes into a …

Kansas Grain Elevator Blast: 3 Dead, 3 Missing

A thundering explosion rocked a Kansas grain elevator and shot a fireball so high it could be seen in neighboring Missouri, leaving three workers dead and three other people missing, authorities said Sunday. Trey Cocking, city manager in the northeast …

Death Toll Rises to 17 in China Coal Mine Blast

The death toll from a coal mine explosion in southwestern China has risen to 17. The official Xinhua News Agency says 28 miners were in the shaft when the blast occurred Tuesday in Guizhou province. Eleven were rescued and being …

China Coal Mine Blast Kills at Least 13 Workers

Chinese state media say an explosion in a coal mine has killed at least 13 workers. The official Xinhua News Agency says five other workers are missing after the blast Tuesday in a mine in the southwestern province of Guizhou. …

Hawaii Blames Working Conditions for Fireworks Storage Blast

Hawaii labor officials are blaming what they termed “unsafe working conditions” for an explosion that killed five men at a fireworks storage bunker earlier this year. The Department of Labor and Industrial Relations said in a report released Friday that …

Early Morning Blast Hits Amsterdam Courthouse

An explosion in the early hours of Wednesday morning damaged Amsterdam’s court complex and a government minister swiftly condemned the blast as an attack on the Dutch justice system. Police were investigating the cause of the 2:30 a.m. (0030 GMT) …

NTSB Blames Driver Error in Highway Tanker Blast

A federal panel says driver error probably caused the crash of a propane tanker that burst into flames, closing parts of Interstate 465 and 69 in Indianapolis. The National Transportation Safety Board issued a report Tuesday into the October 2009 …