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Three Thought Dead After Silicon Plant Explosion in Illinois

AUKEGAN, Ill.–Three people missing after an overnight explosion and fire at an Illinois silicone plant are believed dead, authorities said Saturday. Waukegan Fire Marshal Steven Lenzi said crews suspended their search for three employees due to concerns about the stability …

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 …

Towering Fire Hits Ohio Insulation Factory

A massive and fast-moving fire at an Ohio insulation factory sent flames shooting two stories high and caused the building’s walls to collapse. WJW-TV reports workers got out safely Sunday night before fire crews arrived at Janesville Acoustics in Newcomerstown, …

Tennessee Factory Where 5 Died Says it is Improving Safety

A Gallatin metal powders factory where five workers died in flash fires earlier this year said in a statement Wednesday that it is improving safety at the plant. The Hoeganaes Corp. issued its statement hours after the release of a …

Rules Lag as Factory Dust Explosions Kill Workers

Each year, people are killed and maimed by explosions of finely powdered wood, metal or chemicals at factories around the country. Safety experts have studied the threat posed by dust at industrial sites for nearly a decade, yet tighter regulations …

4 Hurt in Upstate New York Factory Furnace Explosion

Fire officials say a suspected steam explosion in a factory furnace in Buffalo has injured four workers. The Buffalo News reports that all four were burned in the blast around 6:15 a.m. Tuesday in the Luvata Buffalo plant. It wasn’t …

No Injuries in Wisconsin Dairy Factory Dust Explosion

A dust explosion is being blamed for a fire at a dairy products factory in Fond du Lac. The Fond du Lac Reporter says firefighters responded just after 4 a.m. Sunday to a report of smoke filling up the Milk …