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4 Injured in Gas Explosion at Florida Machine Shop

Authorities say four men were injured at a South Florida machine shop when a gas tank exploded. Miami-Dade Fire Rescue reports that workers at the Medley Machine Shop were trying to cut into an empty fuel tank Tuesday. Fire officials …

PG&E to Pay $38M Fine in ’08 Calif. Gas Explosion

PG&E Corp. has agreed to pay a $38 million fine for a 2008 gas pipe explosion that killed a Rancho Cordova homeowner. It’s the largest safety-related fine ever levied by the California Public Utilities Commission. PG&E and state regulators initially …

Wyoming to Adopt New Workplace Drilling Safety Rules

Wyoming’s workplace safety office is adopting new safety rules for oil and gas drilling during a year in which accidents have killed five of the industry’s workers in the state. Wyoming consistently ranks among the most dangerous states for workers, …

Methane Forces Closure of Brazil Shopping Mall

Officials have ordered one of Brazil’s biggest shopping malls to close due to risk of a methane gas explosion. The Sao Paulo State Environmental Protection Agency says the gas is seeping from the landfill on which the Center Norte mall …

Crews Check for More Gas Leaks in Seattle, Wash.

Puget Sound Energy crews worked through the night checking for more natural gas leaks in the north Seattle neighborhood where a home exploded Monday and injured two residents. Spokesman Roger Thompson says crews walked and drove a 5-square mile area …

NTSB to Decide Cause of Gas Pipeline Explosion

A federal safety panel on Tuesday is expected to reveal the results of a yearlong investigation into a natural gas pipeline explosion near San Francisco that killed eight people, incinerated a suburban neighborhood and prompted a national reevaluation of pipeline …

$3,000 in Gas Missing at Arkansas Rural Fire Department

A volunteer fire department in Miller County in western Arkansas doesn’t know who’s used a fuel card to buy thousands of dollars worth of gas without permission. The Texarkana Gazette reports that more than $3,000 in fuel has been purchased …

3 Die in Zimbabwe Gas Truck Fire

A Zimbabwean official says at least three people died after a gasoline truck overturned in the capital and burst into flames after people rushed to the vehicle to take the leaking gas. Fire department chief Savius Mugava told state radio …

Michigan Laundry Blast Caused by Open Gas Line

Warren’s fire chief says an explosion that leveled a commercial laundry earlier this month in the Detroit suburb was caused by an open 2-inch gas line inside the business. Wilburt “Skip” McAdams tells the Detroit Free Press and The Detroit …

Clothes Dryer Blamed for Maryland House Explosion

Authorities say an improperly installed clothes dryer caused an explosion that destroyed a Rockville area home and seriously injured two people. Montgomery County fire officials blamed the early Wednesday morning blast on the male occupant’s attempt to replace a gas-powered …