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Pipe Pressure Before Massachusetts Gas Blasts 12 Times Higher Than Normal

The pressure in natural gas pipelines prior to a series of explosions and fires in Massachusetts last week was 12 times higher than it should have been, according to a letter from the state’s U.S. senators to executives of the …

State, Federal Officials Hunt for Massachusetts Gas Blast Cause

Investigators worked Friday to pinpoint the cause of a series of fiery natural gas explosions that killed a teen driver in his car just hours after he got his license, injured at least 25 others and left dozens of homes …

Deadly Explosions Near Boston Put Focus on Gas Pipelines

Federal investigators were dispatched to three towns just outside Boston after dozens of explosions and fires along NiSource Inc.’s natural gas network left at least one person dead and 13 injured and displaced over 8,000 customers. Massachusetts State Police reported …

Truck Driver Had 20 Traffic Violations Prior to Fatal Idaho Crash

An investigation revealed that a truck driver who authorities say caused a crash that killed him and three Idaho airmen had more than 20 traffic violations in several states. Illya Tsar was driving a 2019 Volvo tractor-trailer east on Interstate …

NTSB Seeks Anti-Lock Brakes on New Motorcycles in U.S.

A federal safety agency is recommending that all new motorcycles built for road use in the U.S. have anti-lock brakes and electronic stability control as standard equipment. The National Transportation Safety Board voted 5-0 on Tuesday to make the recommendations …

NTSB Says Errors Led to BNSF Train Deaths in South Dakota

A series of human errors led to a BNSF Railway train striking and killing two railroad workers in South Dakota last year, federal investigators said Thursday. The National Transportation Safety Board released its report Thursday on the Jan. 17, 2017, …

Negligence Alleged in Lawsuits Filed After Deadly New Mexico Bus Crash

A California-based trucking company and one of its drivers were accused of negligence Friday in a pair of lawsuits as investigators sorted through the wreckage from a deadly bus crash on a New Mexico highway. Eight people were killed and …

Coast Guard Refers Missouri Duck Boat Case to Feds for Criminal Investigation

The U.S. Coast Guard has referred the investigation into last month’s deadly sinking of a Missouri tourist boat to federal prosecutors, officials said Tuesday. Coast Guard spokeswoman Lisa Novak confirmed a report first published by the Kansas City Star that …

FBI Finds Data Recorder From Washington Plane Taken for Fatal Joyride

He cracked jokes, complimented the professional demeanor of an air traffic controller and apologized for making a fuss. But the friendly tone of a 29-year-old airport worker who stole a commercial plane Friday night, performing acrobatic stunts before the fatal …

NTSB: Unsafe Railroad Crossing Led to Fatal Bus Crash

A train crash into a tour bus that killed four in Mississippi last year stemmed from the railroad and the city failing to improve an unsafe rail crossing, federal safety regulators concluded Tuesday. The March 2017 crash also injured 38 …