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2014-03-26 16:22:48

CRESTVIEW, Fla., March 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- On March 25, 2014, an Okaloosa County, Florida, jury returned a $14.8 million verdict for a father's death and a mother's injuries that were caused by a natural gas explosion in their home. The verdict was rendered more than four years after an explosion occurred on the morning of November 19, 2009, at the home of Michael R. Blanchard and Faye Boroughs. The couple was renting the residence at 217 Calhoun Avenue in Destin, Florida,...

2014-03-12 16:28:13

WASHINGTON, March 12, 2014 Two people are dead and more than a dozen injured. And that number is, tragically, expected to grow as this accident unfolds. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140312/DA82232 This morning's explosion in New York City is a terrible reminder of just how dangerous working in and around natural gas can be, of how crucial proper safety precautions are, and how important it is to report gas leaks in a timely manner. While the exact details of the event are not yet...

2014-02-25 23:02:10

A lawsuit has been filed against Atmos Energy Corporation following a recent home explosion during which a 7-year-old girl suffered burns over her face and body. Fort Worth, TX (PRWEB) February 25, 2014 According to court documents Maya Javier, age 7, was visiting the home of her uncle and aunt, Marvin Reinoshek, Jr. and Nancy Reinoshek, and her three cousins on December 21, 2013. The kids were playing video games, enjoying the day. Maya then went to the bathroom. When she switched on the...

2010-12-30 13:45:00

WAYNE, Mich., Dec. 30, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Consumers Energy continues to investigate a natural gas explosion that occurred shortly after 9:00 AM on December 29 at a furniture store located in Wayne, a suburb of Detroit. On behalf of its employees, Consumers Energy expresses its deepest sympathies to the families of those who were killed in the explosion, and hopes for a full recovery for those who were injured. Consumers Energy extends its gratitude to City of Wayne officials and...

2008-08-06 03:00:41

By Bobby Kerlik, The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Aug. 6--The family of a man killed in a Plum house explosion has sued the borough, the gas company and two businesses. Antonio and Tina Pettinato filed the lawsuit Tuesday on behalf of Richard J. Leith, who was killed in the blast, and their daughter, Gianna Pettinato, who was thrown more than 50 feet and suffered a broken leg. Leith, 64, of Penn Township was killed March 5, when the natural gas explosion destroyed the Pettinato's home at...

2006-07-10 15:00:00

By Joan Gralla NEW YORK (Reuters) - A four-story building collapsed in Manhattan on Monday and injured 15 people after an apparent gas explosion that may have resulted from a failed suicide attempt. Witnesses reported a deafening explosion before the building came crashing down, shattering windows across the street. Smoke billowed from the debris throughout a frantic rescue operation and continued to emerge for hours after the morning blast. Ten firefighters and five civilians were injured....

2006-07-10 10:12:28

By Joan Gralla NEW YORK (Reuters) - A four-story building collapsed in Manhattan on Monday morning after an apparent gas explosion, causing at least eight injuries, a frantic rescue operation and sending smoke billowing into the air. The gas leak may have been the result of a suicide attempt, New York Fire Commissioner Nicholas Scoppetta told reporters on the scene, and the White House in Washington said the collapse was not related to an act of terrorism. "There's a building that...

2006-07-10 09:32:22

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A three-story building collapsed in Manhattan on Monday morning after an apparent gas explosion, causing injuries, a frantic rescue operation and sending smoke billowing into the air. New York Fire Commissioner Nicholas Scoppetta, speaking on CNN from the scene, said, "There's a building that collapsed due to what appears to have been a gas explosion at about a quarter to nine this morning." The White House in Washington said the collapse was not related to an...

2006-07-10 09:01:10

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A three-story building collapsed in Manhattan on Monday morning after what may have been an explosion, resulting in injuries, officials and witnesses said. The White House in Washington said the collapse was not related to an act of terrorism, but some witnesses said they did not believe the blast was a gas explosion. "I saw the building collapse and there was a very big explosion," witness Theodore Milonas. "I believe -- I'm no expert -- that it was not a gas...

2006-02-08 04:42:42

MOSCOW (Reuters) - A total of 12 people were killed when a military barracks collapsed in Russia's turbulent Chechnya region on Tuesday after what appeared to be a domestic gas explosion, local officials said on Wednesday. Valery Kuznetsov, a top local justice official, was quoted by RIA news agency as saying 22 people were injured when the two-storey building at Kurchaloi, about 60 miles from the regional capital Grozny, came down after the blast. Many of the dead were soldiers but...


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