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  • Fort Lauderdale: Smoking man hurt when oxygen machine explodes

    01/31/2011 7:26:47 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 17 replies
    South Florida Sun-Sentinel ^ | January 31, 2011
    FORT LAUDERDALE — A man smoking a cigarette while using an oxygen machine was taken to a local hospital to be treated for burns early Monday when the oxygen unit exploded, officials said.
  • Space Shuttle Challenger 25 Years Later

    01/28/2011 5:48:27 PM PST · by Biggirl · 49 replies ^ | January 27, 2011 | Steve McGough
    STS-51-L took off and flew for only 73 seconds on Jan. 28, 1986. I missed the launch -- something I think I tried to watch live back then -- because I was in a classroom somewhere on the Catholic University campus in Washington, D.C. Within minutes after the explosion, the TV was on in the lounge, the usually loud dorm quite. Where were you?
  • Afghan Police: 6 Die in Kabul Supermarket Blast

    01/28/2011 4:15:51 AM PST · by Prole · 13 replies · 1+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | January 28, 2011 | Associated Press
    Afghan Police: 6 Die in Kabul Supermarket Blast Associated Press January 28, 2011 KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) - Police and eyewitnesses say at least six people were killed in an explosion that rocked a grocery store frequented by foreigners in Kabul. Abdul Ghafar Sayedzada, chief of counterterrorism at the Ministry of Interior, says both Afghans and foreigners are among the dead in Friday's blast. He says police were still investigating what caused the blast. The explosion ignited a fire inside the store and mounds of canned goods and other merchandise were strewn across the floor of the smoke-filled building, making it...
  • Touching the Face of God ...

    01/27/2011 8:36:13 AM PST · by NEWwoman · 14 replies ^ | January 26, 2011 | smithsk
    High Flight  The first time I heard this poem was watching a TV station sign off during the 1970s, such as shown in the video clip below. It was much later that I learned the story behind it and how I would be personally affected by it. In the summer and through the fall of 1940, the Battle of Britain was waging and the London Blitz demoralizing this one island nation that did break as Hitler's juggernaut was steamrolling across the rest of Europe. During such desperate times, Sir Winston Churchill gave his famous speech: Their Finest Hour Before...
  • Bomb squad at building near State House after mailroom employee injured - Maryland

    01/06/2011 11:24:39 AM PST · by Beaten Valve · 10 replies
    Baltimore SUn ^ | January 6, 2010 | Nicole Fuller
    Maryland State House mailroom employee was injured Thursday afternoon while handling a package, and the incident was being investigated by bomb squad officials, according to Annapolis city officials. The Annapolis Fire Department's bomb squad was investigating the incident and the state's bomb squad and FBI officials were on their way to the Jeffrey Building on Francis Street, where the incident took place, as of 12:51 p.m., according to Phillip McGowan, a spokesman for Annapolis Mayor Joshua J. Cohen. There were also media reports that six people were injured in an explosion at the Maryland Department of Transportation offices at 7201...
  • Explosion injures several people at MDot Headquarters

    01/06/2011 11:21:57 AM PST · by Braak · 96 replies
    ABC 2 News ^ | 1/6/11 | ABC 2
    HANOVER, Md. - Sources tell that several people have been injured after an explosion at the Maryland Department of Transportation Headquarters in Anne Arundel County. Sources also say it may have been an improvised explosive device. It happened just after 1pm Thursday afternoon. ABC2 News reporter, Don Harrison, is at the scene where fire crews are treating those who were hurt. Hazardous Materials units are also at the scene along with K-9 units. Authorities are working to set up a mobile command Authorities have not released any more information. Stay with for updates.
  • Police: Chainsaw Sparks Explosion At Gas Station (Obama voter)

    12/23/2010 8:19:18 PM PST · by Wile E Coyote Genius · 41 replies · 1+ views
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- An explosion was reported at a closed gas station in the 1400 block of Dixie Highway. Louisville police said several people reported an explosion at the corner of Dixie Highway and Standard Avenue around 12:15 p.m. Thursday. The explosion damaged a truck. Officials said a man was using a chainsaw between the gas station and another building and the sparks set residual gas fumes on fire. There were no injuries reported. According to Louisville police spokeswoman Carey Klain, Steven Askew, the man with the chainsaw, was there to steal piping. Askew, 48, is charged with first-degree wanton...
  • Explosion at Northrop Grumman Shipyard

    12/16/2010 9:29:41 AM PST · by FromLori · 15 replies · 1+ views
    Fox 10 ^ | 12/16/2010 | Linh Ha
    Explosion force hundreds to evacuate PASCAGOULA, Miss. (WALA) - An explosion at Northrop Grumman's Pascagoula shipyard is forcing workers to evacuate. It happened around 7:45 Thursday morning. One witness says black smoke is billowing over the west bank and fire crews are fighting it from the water. A spokesperson for northrop Grumman said no injuries have been reported. FOX10's Cary Chow is on the way to the scene and we will have updates for you as we get more information.
  • 'One dead' after Stockholm blasts

    12/11/2010 11:24:46 AM PST · by atomic conspiracy · 99 replies · 2+ views
    BBC ^ | 12-11-10 | staff
    One person has been killed and at least one other hurt as two explosions rocked the centre of the Swedish capital, Stockholm, reports say. A car blew up near the busy shopping street of Drottninggatan, and another explosion hit nearby shortly afterwards, AP quoted police as saying. A man's body was discovered after the second blast, the agency reported. Swedish Aftonbladet newspaper showed images of a burning white car. The cause of the blasts is not yet known. Rescue services spokesman Roger Sverndal said the car which exploded had contained gas canisters, AP reported. A former AP worker, Gabriel Gabiro,...
  • 2 Reported Dead in West Virginia Plant Explosion

    12/09/2010 12:35:19 PM PST · by Doogle · 17 replies
    AP via FOX ^ | 12/09/10 | AP via FOX
    DEVELOPING: At least two people are reported dead after an explosion rocked a plant in West Virginia's northern panhandle.
  • China Internet cafe explosion kills 6, injures 37: report

    12/04/2010 8:34:05 PM PST · by rdl6989 · 13 replies
    Reuters ^ | Dec 4, 2010 | Sui-Lee Wee
    An explosion at an Internet cafe in southwest China killed six people and injured 37 others, state news agency Xinhua said Sunday. (snip) Dynamite experts were still investigating the site to determine the cause of the blast, Xinhua said.
  • 3 Injured In Gulf Oil Rig Explosion (20 mi from NOLA)

    12/02/2010 5:43:54 AM PST · by prisoner6 · 6 replies
    WGAL ^ | December 1, 2010 | NA
    3 Injured In Gulf Oil Rig Explosion No Status Immediately Available On Condition Of Rig NEW ORLEANS -- Three people were injured -- two badly burned -- in an oil rig explosion Wednesday in Bayou Perot, La., WDSU in New Orleans reported. The U.S. Coast Guard received a report at about 10:15 a.m. Central time, that three people were injured on the rig, which is roughly 20 miles south-southeast of New Orleans, Petty Officer Thomas Blue of the Coast Guard told the New Orleans Times-Picayune newspaper. There was no immediate status report on the condition of the rig, said Kenneth...
  • High school science lab explosion injures 5

    11/23/2010 11:06:04 AM PST · by Skeez · 24 replies · 4+ views ^ | 11/23/2010 | Ottawa company
    A teacher and at least four Grade 11 students suffered minor injuries in a chemical explosion in a science lab at Brennan Catholic High School in Windsor, Ont., on Tuesday morning. The school was in a medical lockdown for about about an hour and a half as Raymo Road was blocked off, and ambulances, fire trucks and a hazardous materials response team were called to the scene. According to Windsor police, at around 10 a.m. ET, an experiment in a test tube went wrong, causing shards of glass to injure a chemistry teacher. Chemistry teacher Steve Pellarin received lacerations on...
  • Loch blast link to 'imminent' attack

    11/21/2010 4:41:05 AM PST · by rdl6989 · 16 replies ^ | 21 November 2010 | Emma Cowing and Gareth Rose
    ONE of Scotland's foremost terrorism experts has warned the explosion at Gartocharn near Loch Lomond last week may indicate a terrorist attack on Britain is imminent. Professor David Capitanchik, terror expert from Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen, told Scotland on Sunday that the blast, which was heard several hundred yards away and has raised the possibility of an al-Qaeda style training camp operating in th ADVERTISEMENT e area, bore the hallmarks of a test run. "Terrorists get training in Pakistan, or Afghanistan, they get shown the materials and how to put the bombs together. But the critical thing is how...
  • Official: Explosion kills 6 at Mexican resort

    11/14/2010 2:08:06 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 10 replies
    AP on Breitbart ^ | 11/14/10 | Gabriel Alcocer - ap
    CANCUN, Mexico (AP) - An explosion believed to have been caused by an accumulation of natural gas killed six people and injured 15 Sunday at a resort hotel on Mexico's Caribbean coast, authorities said. Initial reports indicate that three Canadian tourists may be among those who lost their lives in the blast, said Quintana Roo state Attorney General Francisco Alor. The explosion happened in the lobby of the 676-room Grand Riviera Princess hotel in Playa del Carmen, which is located in Quintana Roo.
  • Man sought over toilet explosion after device goes off in McDonalds restroom

    10/24/2010 9:24:52 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 46 replies ^ | 25th October 2010
    A SMALL home-made device exploded in a toilet in the restroom of a fast food outlet in western Sydney but no one was injured, police say. The device was detonated in the men's toilet cubicle at a McDonald's restaurant on High St in Penrith at around 9.10pm (AEDT) yesterday. "The explosion damaged the toilet cistern and an air vent," NSW police said today in a statement. "There was nobody in the restroom at the time. "The remnants of a crudely made explosive device was found and taken for forensic examination."
  • 10 students injured in North High cooking equipment explosion - Torrance, CA

    10/22/2010 2:17:01 PM PDT · by Beaten Valve · 20 replies
    Daily Breeze ^ | October 22, 2010 | Nick Green
    Ten students at North High School in Torrance were rushed to the hospital today with injuries sustained when portable cooking equipment exploded in a classroom. Four of those teens were seriously hurt in the blast, which was reported at 12:46 p.m., officials said. Traffic was blocked at the intersection of 182nd Street and Prairie Avenue while 35 emergency personnel - including five ambulances - responded. The injured students were taken to Little Company of Mary Hospital, County Harbor-UCLA Medical Center and Torrance Memorial Medical Center. It was not immediately known what the cooking equipment was being used for or whether...
  • Explosion sets off building fire near Texas State Aquarium (Corpus Christi)

    09/16/2010 4:09:20 PM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 31 replies
    Corpus Christi Caller-Times ^ | September 16, 2010 | Steven Alford
    Corpus Christi Beach fire injures three; fire, police investigating CORPUS CHRISTI — An explosion at an apartment complex Thursday near the Texas State Aquarium ignited the building and shot a large smoke plume into the sky that dwarfed the Harbor Bridge. Fire fighters responded about 11 a.m. to the Aquarium Inn and Suites in the 2800 block of North Shoreline Boulevard after reports of a fire. Witnesses said they heard a loud explosion as far away as office buildings on the other side of the Port of Corpus Christi ship entrance. George Major and his wife were inside their apartment...
  • Plane crash in San Bruno, CA (Cause of the fire is now said to be a natural gas leak)

    09/09/2010 7:01:08 PM PDT · by SFC Chromey · 224 replies · 3+ views
    A plane just crashed near SFO in San Bruno, CA. Prayers to all affected.
  • Homes ablaze after explosion near San Francisco

    09/09/2010 8:34:05 PM PDT · by campaignPete R-CT · 14 replies
    MSNBC ^ | September 9, 2010
    A massive fire possibly caused by a high-pressure gas line roared through a mostly residential neighborhood in the San Francisco suburb of San Bruno, destroying at least a dozen homes. A white and black plume of smoke was visible for miles. Something clearly fueled the huge fireball, reported NBC Bay Area. Fire crews had trouble getting close to the source of the flames but attacked the blazes from the air and ground, said KGO-TV. Television live shots showed at least a dozen homes destroyed, with flames reaching as high as 50 to 60 feet into the air.