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Colorado Oil, Gas Industry Complying With Inspections After Blast

Oil and gas operators in Colorado appear to be complying with state-ordered inspections of thousands of pipelines after a natural gas explosion blamed on a severed line killed two people inside a home, regulators said Friday. All but a few …

2 New York City Apartment Buildings Collapse in Gas Blast

The New York City fire department says more than a dozen people are still missing after an explosion leveled two apartment buildings, killing two people. The department also says more than 20 others were injured, including two with life-threatening injuries. …

Philadelphia Mayor Says Cigarette Link to Blast ‘Speculation’

Mayor Michael Nutter said Tuesday it would be “pure speculation” to say a contractor’s cigarette caused a gas explosion that leveled a Philadelphia, Pa., home, injuring eight people. A deputy fire marshal told reporters that investigators have not been able …

27 Miners Killed in China Coal Mine Blast

Authorities say 27 miners were killed in a coal mine blast in southwestern China. The work safety bureau in Sichuan province says 108 miners were working underground when the accident happened Saturday afternoon. Of the 81 rescued, six were seriously …

Autopsy: Burns Killed Kansas City Restaurant Blast Victim

An autopsy has determined that burns killed the sole fatality victim of a natural gas explosion at a popular Kansas City, Mo., restaurant. The Jackson County medical examiner said 46-year-old Megan Cramer was last seen standing in the middle of …

Vectren Fined $100,000 Over Southern Indiana Gas Explosion

State utility officials have ordered Vectren Corp. to pay a $100,000 fine and make safety improvements over a natural gas explosion last year that destroyed a southern Indiana home and injured six people. The Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission issued the …

Gas Explosion at Tennessee Hotel Forces Evacuation

Officials in Nashville, Tenn., say a gas explosion at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center caused the evacuation of more than 5,000 guests overnight, but no injuries were reported. Capt. Ken Walburn of the Nashville Fire Department says the …

Gas Explosion at Moscow Restaurant Kills 2

Officials say a gas explosion and fire at a Moscow restaurant killed two people and injured at least 26. The explosion occurred Monday afternoon in the kitchen of an Italian restaurant in the Russian capital. A fire, believed to have …

9 Dead in Gas Explosion at Chinese Coal Mine

A gas explosion at a mine in central China has killed nine workers. The accident happened Saturday afternoon at a mine in Hunan province’s Sandu township. A Hunan work safety official says all nine workers underground at the time were …