Calif. Neighbors Survey Ruins of Blasted Hillside

The Associated Press

September 15, 2010

Filed under Global News, West Haven News

SAN BRUNO, Calif. – Patrick Yu has had nightmares and headaches since a fireball from a natural gas explosion caused his ceiling to crash down next to him while he slept. He was one of many residents who returned to the ruined hillsides of their suburban San Francisco neighborhood Sunday after Thursday’s...

25 dead in W.Va. mine blast, worst since 1984

Liz De La Torre

April 6, 2010

Filed under Global News

From The Associated Press MONTCOAL, W.Va. – A huge underground explosion blamed on methane gas killed 25 coal miners in the worst U.S. mining disaster in more than two decades. Crews bulldozed an access road Tuesday so they could drill 1,000 feet into the earth to try to find four others missing...

Suit alleges Conn. plant ignored safety procedures

Liz De La Torre

February 23, 2010

Filed under Global News

From The Associated Press NEW HAVEN, Conn. – Two workers injured in a power plant explosion filed a lawsuit Monday alleging that proper safety procedures were not followed, and an attorney said that included live electricity running through the site, workers welding and a gas-fueled torch heater...

At Least 5 Dead In Middletown Power Plant Explosion

The Charger Bulletin

February 9, 2010

Filed under West Haven News

via WFSB Connecticut MIDDLETOWN, Conn. -- An explosion at the Kleen Energy plant on River Road in Middletown on Sunday morning destroyed much of the plant, killing at least five people and injuring at least 12. At a press conference on Sunday evening, Middletown Mayor Sebastian Giuliano stressed...

Conn. power plant blast kills several, injures 14

Liz De La Torre

February 7, 2010

Filed under Global News

From The Associated Press MIDDLETOWN, Conn. – An explosion blew apart a power plant under construction as workers purged natural gas lines Sunday, killing multiple people and injuring at least 14 in a blast that shook homes for miles, officials said. Betsy Hard, deputy commissioner of the state...

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