Catastrophic Events (page 2)


How Do Explosions Happen?

Explosions are among the most ruinous types of accidents. Not only do they regularly cause serious injury and fatalities, they also destroy property, start fires,...

  • Lief Nielsen
  • Sep 27, 2019

Explosions: By the Numbers

Explosions occur when a substance ignites or is otherwise supercharged and expands rapidly with an immense release of energy. They can occur naturally but are...

  • Lief Nielsen
  • Sep 27, 2019

Two Killed in Upstate New York Home Explosion

Two people died Sept. 24 when a fiery explosion leveled their Richmond, New York, house, the Democrat & Chronicle reported. Firefighters from multiple departments responded...

  • Staff
  • Sep 25, 2019

Three-Vehicle Crash Kills Florida Motorcyclist and SUV Driver

Two people are dead after a dump truck jumped a median and swerved into two oncoming vehicles in Osceola County, Florida, on Sept. 23. The...

  • Staff
  • Sep 24, 2019

Mississippi Oil Tank Explosion Kills One

A 59-year-old Mississippi man is dead after two oil storage tanks ignited on the morning of Sept. 20, WLBT reported. According to Captain Lance Chancellor...

  • Staff
  • Sep 24, 2019

Missouri Worker Killed in Crane Accident

An overnight contractor at a Metropolitan Sewer District site in Shrewsbury, Missouri, was killed early Sept. 17, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported. The victim, Shawn...

  • Staff
  • Sep 20, 2019

Truck Driver Charged in Illinois Bus Crash

Eleven people were injured when a tractor trailer slammed into a bus on Sept. 6, Week.com reported. The crash occurred on Interstate 155 northbound just...

  • Staff
  • Sep 18, 2019

Pregnant Pedestrian Killed in Chicago

A female pedestrian was killed by a flatbed truck in Chicago’s River North neighborhood on Sept. 17, CBS 2 reported. The accident occurred around 11:30...

  • Staff
  • Sep 18, 2019

One Hurt When Dump Truck Shears FedEx Semi in Wisconsin

A driver is in the hospital after his dump truck collided with a FedEx tractor trailer, CBS 58 reported. The crash happened Sept. 16 at...

  • Staff
  • Sep 18, 2019

One Firefighter Dead and Seven Others Injured in Maine Explosion

A Maine firefighter lost his life in an explosion in Farmington on Sept. 16, the Sun Journal reported. The blast occurred at the Life Enrichment...

  • Staff
  • Sep 18, 2019

Uber Eats Driver & Pickup Collide in Texas, One Dead

A distracted Uber Eats driver crashed into a pickup truck in Spring, Texas, on Sept. 14, LMT Online reported. There was one fatality. Around 10...

  • Staff
  • Sep 16, 2019

NYC Electrician Killed When Box Truck Strikes Cherry Picker

A Queens, New York, man was killed Sept. 12 when a box truck struck his cherry picker, according to the New York Post. The accident...

  • Staff
  • Sep 16, 2019

Michigan Woman Killed in Home Explosion

A 69-year-old woman died in a fiery home explosion that ejected her daughter from the building in Harbor Beach, Michigan, on Sept. 14. The blast...

  • Staff
  • Sep 16, 2019

Michigan Contractor Killed in Trench Collapse

A contractor died after a mountain of soil collapsed on him in a trench on Sept. 12. The incident occurred at the Imlay Place Condos...

  • Staff
  • Sep 16, 2019

Jersey Shore Deck Collapse Injures at Least 22

A New Jersey Firemen’s Convention event was brought to an abrupt halt Sept. 14 in Wildwood. According to Fox News, three levels of decking attached...

  • Staff
  • Sep 16, 2019