Explosion News

Divers Find Body Near Gulf Oil Rig That Caught Fire

Divers hired by the owner of an oil platform in the Gulf of Mexico that caught fire recovered a body in the waters near the site Saturday evening, according to the U.S. Coast Guard and the rig’s owner. Coast Guard …

Explosion Levels Homes in Indianapolis; 2 dead

A roaring explosion that leveled two homes and set two others ablaze in a huge fire forced about 200 people from an Indianapolis neighborhood where two people were killed, authorities said Sunday. The powerful nighttime blast shattered windows, crumpled walls …

Spontaneous Combustion Likely Led to Idaho Blast

Fire officials suspect a dangerous mixture of cleaning solvent, dirty rags and high explosives likely led to a destructive blast that sent the wife of a southern Idaho legislator to the hospital with second-degree burns. Amy Wood, wife of state …

At Least 14 Killed in Nigeria Gasoline Tanker Fire

Police in north central Nigeria say at least 14 people have died after a gasoline tanker caught fire and exploded. The Niger State police spokesman told The Associated Press on Thursday that some victims were trying to scoop gasoline from …

Explosion Injures 2 at Oklahoma Trucking Company

An explosion at an Elk City trucking company sent thick, black smoke billowing into the skies in southwest Oklahoma on Saturday and left two employees injured. Beckham County Emergency Management Director Lonnie Risenhoover said it wasn’t immediately clear what caused …

Federal Agency to Investigate Deadly Arkansas Blast

The U.S. Chemical Safety Board has deployed a four-person investigation team to look into an explosion at an abandoned oil well near El Dorado, Ark., that left three workers dead. Officials say the Long Brothers Oil Company employees were taking …

Two Workers Hurt in Texas Fracking Tank Site Blast

Two workers were hurt in an explosion at a hydraulic fracturing tank site in south Texas early on Wednesday, a sheriff’s dispatcher said. U.S. workplace safety regulators cited the company that owns the site, Vann Energy Services LLC, three months …

Worker Hurt at Oklahoma Natural Gas Services Plant

One man has been injured while conducting high-pressure testing on equipment at an oil and natural gas services plant in El Reno. Fire Department Capt. Chris Denny says firefighters were notified about 9 p.m. Tuesday of the accident at the …

Charges Dropped Against New York Man in Gas Leak Blasts

Authorities say they’ve dropped charges filed against a man accused of causing a gasoline leak that sparked explosions in an upstate New York village’s sewer system last month. Washington County prosecutors tell local media that there’s insufficient evidence to convict …

4 Injured in Explosion at Oklahoma Business

Authorities say four men have been injured in an explosion at a business in south Edmond, Okla. Edmond firefighter Kelly Lewis told reporters at the scene that one suffered third-degree burns and the others suffered first-degree burns in the blast …