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At Least 49 Dead in 2nd Day Of Bangladesh Cargo Depot Fire

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — A massive fire at a container depot near a port city in southeastern Bangladesh killed at least 49 people, including nine firefighters, and injured more than 100 others, officials and local media reported Sunday, as efforts …

Lawsuit Accuses 3 Automakers and Parts Maker in Air Bag Case

DETROIT (AP) — A class action lawsuit is accusing three automakers and a parts manufacturer of knowingly selling vehicles containing air bag inflators that are at risk of exploding. Two deaths and at least four injuries have been linked to …

Lava From La Palma Eruption Finally Reaches the Atlantic

LOS LLANOS DE ARIDANE, Canary Islands (AP) — A bright red river of lava from the volcano on Spain’s La Palma island finally tumbled over a cliff and into the Atlantic Ocean, setting off huge plumes of steam and possibly …

Formosa Plastics to Pay Nearly $3M to Settle Air Pollution Charges

WASHINGTON — The U.S. subsidiary of Formosa Plastics Corp. will pay $2.85 million to settle civil charges it violated federal air pollution laws after a series of fires and explosions at its petrochemical manufacturing plant in Texas injured some of …

At Least 20 Dead, 600 Wounded in Equatorial Guinea Blasts

OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) — A series of explosions at a military barracks in Equatorial Guinea killed at least 20 people and wounded more than 600 others on Sunday, authorities said. President Teodoro Obiang Nguema said the explosion at 4 …

U.S. Pipeline Regulator Strikes Down Washington State’s Crude-by-Rail Safety Limits

WASHINGTON — The U.S. pipeline regulator late on Monday blocked an effort by Washington state to tighten vapor pressure restrictions on the transport of crude oil by rail, saying the measures would not lower the risk of explosions. The decision …

U.S. Refiners, Chemical Makers Pare Insurance Coverage as Accidents Boost Costs

U.S. refineries and petrochemical plants are cutting back on insurance because several years of severe accidents have driven up the cost of coverage, industry and insurance sources said. With less insurance coverage for physical damage and business interruption, energy companies …

Allianz: Fires, Explosions Cause Largest Losses for Businesses

Globally, the largest financial losses stem from fires/explosions, aviation incidents, faulty workmanship/maintenance incidents, and storms, which collectively account for more than 50 percent of all claims by total value, according to Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty’s (AGCS) latest Global Claims …

Reported Explosions Damage Rhode Island Garbage Trucks

The state fire marshal’s office is investigating what appeared to be explosions that damaged three garbage trucks at Warwick’s public works yard. No one was injured. Clouds of black smoke filled the air as firefighters responded to the yard off …

Police Confirm Explosions Along Boston Marathon Route

According to the Boston Police Department, at about 2:50pm, police responded to two large explosions along the Boston Marathon route in the area of 673 Boylston Street. Police confirm two fatalities and over twenty injuries. A multi-agency response, including state …