Catastrophic Events (page 4)


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...

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  • 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...

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  • 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...

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  • 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...

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  • 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...

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  • 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...

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  • 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...

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  • 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...

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  • 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...

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  • 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...

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  • 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...

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  • 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...

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  • 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...

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  • Sep 16, 2019

7,000-Pound Pipe Injures Florida Construction Worker

A 7,000-pound pipe fell on the leg of a construction worker in Orlando, Florida, on Sept. 13, according to News 13. The accident occurred at...

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  • Sep 16, 2019

Massachusetts Woman Killed by School Bus Van

An elderly woman was killed on Sept. 11 at approximately 11 a.m. when struck by a school bus van, according to the Daily Hampshire Gazette....

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  • Sep 12, 2019