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Safety Board Says Corroded Pipe Led to Philadelphia Refinery Fire

NEW YORK, Oct 16 — An old, degraded piece of metal pipe that had not been tested for corrosion led to a June fire and explosions at the Philadelphia Energy Solutions oil refinery, the U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation …

Propane Explosion Kills Firefighter, Injures 6 Other People

FARMINGTON, Maine — A powerful propane explosion leveled a recently opened nonprofit center after crews arrived to investigate the smell of gas Monday morning, killing one firefighter and injuring six other people, including fellow firefighters, officials said. The building had …

Pilot, Passengers Injured at Maine Balloon Fest

The pilot of a hot air balloon and his passengers were burned when propane ignited as he was changing a fuel line upon lift off at the Great Falls Balloon Festival in Lewiston. Festival organizers said a small amount of …

One Worker Dies, Residents Back Home After Kansas Blasts

One of three workers injured after a series of explosions at a propane company in south-central Kansas has died, authorities said Wednesday. The Butler County Sheriff’s Department identified the Global Propane employee who died as Jeffrey Burnham, 40, of Wichita. …