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PG&E Explosion at Gun Range Injures 11

→  April 20th, 2015  →  In The News

A PG&E pipe explosion occurred Friday at the Fresno County Sheriffs gun range while a county employee was using a front-end loader to build a dirt berm to confine gunfire to the range.  A group of county jail inmates were doing cleanup work approximately 50 feet away.  The explosion sent flames towering over Highway 99 […]

Fiery Blast at Mexico Oil Rig Kills Four

→  April 2nd, 2015  →  In The News

The ASEA energy safety agency stated that an explosion and fire erupted at 3:40 am at the Abkatun A-Permanente platform operated by the Pemex state-run firm on the Gulf of Mexico’s Campeche Sound, killing 4 workers.  The fire was extinguished approximately 16 hours later.  The blaze had started in the dehydration and pump area of […]

Explosion at Yemen Factory Leave at Least 25 Dead

→  April 1st, 2015  →  In The News

An explosion at a dairy factory in Yemen’s Hodaida port killed at least 25 workers.  There were conflicting accounts attributing the blast to an air strike by a Saudi-led alliance or to a rocket landing from a nearby army base. Medical sources in the city stated that 25 workers at the plant had been killed […]