Catastrophic Events (page 6)


Construction Accidents: By the Numbers

Construction accidents occur for a multitude of reasons. They can be the result of negligence, improper safety precautions, user error, or equipment failure, to name...

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  • Oct 3, 2019

Illinois Child, Driver Killed in School Bus Crash

Two people are dead after a school bus collided with an SUV on Illinois 32 near the city of Sullivan, the Associated Press reported. The...

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  • Oct 1, 2019

Who Is to Blame for Explosions?

Explosions occur when substances catch fire or react in a way that they expand rapidly and violently. Blasts in homes and businesses can occur in...

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  • Sep 27, 2019

Support for Explosion Victims’ Families

Among the most devastating types of accidents, explosions can tear lives apart, literally and figuratively. The result of a substance’s rapid, violent expansion, explosions have...

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  • Sep 27, 2019

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,...

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  • 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...

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  • 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...

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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