Explosions

FILE - In this Oct. 21, 2015 file photo, a young man rides a hoverboard along a Manhattan street toward the Empire State Building, in New York. A Tennessee family's lawsuit against online retailer Amazon over a hoverboard fire that destroyed their home can move forward. The 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in a Friday, July 9, 2019, ruling said Amazon was aware of complaints about hoverboards catching fire and exploding. The Seattle-based company even launched an investigation that led to its ceasing all hoverboard sales worldwide. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File)
July 09, 2019 - 1:28 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee family can press its lawsuit against online retailer Amazon over a hoverboard fire that destroyed their home, an appeals court has ruled, saying the company was aware of complaints about the devices catching fire and exploding. The 6th U.S. Circuit Court of...
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FILE — In this Thursday, Oct. 25, 2018 file photo Doug Sheff, right, an attorney for the family of Leonel Rondon, pictured at left, faces reporters during a news conference, in Boston. Rondon, 18, died Sept. 13, 2018, in Lawrence, Mass., after the chimney of an exploding house crashed on to his car and crushed him. Shelf and NiSource, the parent company of Columbia Gas of Massachusetts, announced Tuesday, July 9, 2019 that a wrongful death lawsuit by Rondon's family has been settled. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)
July 09, 2019 - 11:46 am
LAWRENCE, Mass. (AP) — The family of a high school student who was killed during a series of natural gas explosions in Massachusetts last year has reached a settlement with the utility involved in the disaster, a lawyer for the family and the company announced Tuesday. Financial details were not...
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A police officer guards the area after an explosion on Saturday, July 6, 2019, in Plantation, Fla. Several people were injured after a vacant pizza restaurant exploded in the South Florida shopping plaza Saturday, according to police. The restaurant was destroyed, and nearby businesses were damaged. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
July 07, 2019 - 2:25 am
PLANTATION, Fla. (AP) — A vacant pizza restaurant exploded Saturday in a thundering roar at a South Florida shopping plaza, injuring more than 20 people as large chunks of concrete flew through the air. The blast flung debris widely along a busy road in Plantation, west of Fort Lauderdale. The...
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In this photo provided by Raven Green, is damage to a dormitory building with windows blown out and other debris that fell after an explosion at the University of Nevada, Reno, Friday, July 5, 2019, in Reno, Nev. Authorities say a utilities explosion at the university caused the partial collapse of a dormitory building and at least minor injuries. Student Raven Green told The Associated Press she was in her room at Argenta Hall watching Netflix when she heard a loud boom and felt the building shake. (Raven Green via AP)
July 05, 2019 - 5:23 pm
A mechanical failure caused an explosion Friday at the University of Nevada, Reno, injuring eight people and causing the partial collapse of a mostly empty dormitory building, authorities said. Photos posted to social media showed extensive damage spanning multiple floors of Argenta Hall. Windows...
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A cloud of dust rises as the remaining spans of the Morandi bridge are demolished in a planned expolosion, in Genoa, Italy, Friday, June 28, 2019. The spectacular planned explosion knocked down the remaining spans and supporting columns of the Italian bridge that collapsed last year, killing 43 people and some 3,500 people who live nearby had been evacuated as a precaution in the last hours; sirens sounded a final warning. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)
June 28, 2019 - 2:05 am
GENOA, Italy (AP) — A spectacular planned explosion on Friday knocked down the remaining spans and supporting pillars of the Italian bridge that collapsed last year with the loss of 43 lives. The blast in Genoa at 9:37 a.m. triggered a huge cloud of grayish dust as the pillars and roadbed leaned...
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Firefighters search through the rubble of a exploded building in Vienna, Austria, Wednesday, June 26, 2019. A suspected gas explosion blew a gaping hole in a building in central Vienna on Wednesday, injuring at least 12 people, two of them seriously, according to police and images from the scene. (AP Photo/Ronald Zak)
June 26, 2019 - 11:32 pm
BERLIN (AP) — Austrian firefighters say they have found a body at a residential building in Vienna following a suspected gas explosion. Vienna fire service spokesman Christian Feiler said Thursday that the female body was found overnight inside the house, according to the Austria Press Agency...
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A sign for Philadelphia Energy Solutions stands at the refining complex in Philadelphia, Wednesday, June 26, 2019. The owner of the largest oil refinery complex on the East Coast is telling officials that it will close the facility after a fire last week set off explosions and damaged the facility. Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney said in a statement Wednesday that Philadelphia Energy Solutions had informed him of its decision to shut down the facility in the next month. The more than 1,000 workers there will be impacted, the mayor said. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
June 26, 2019 - 11:07 am
The largest oil refinery on the East Coast will close after a devasting fire last week that set off explosions and damaged equipment, and consumers could see gas prices rise as summer travel hits full swing, officials and analysts said Wednesday. Philadelphia Energy Solutions has decided to shut...
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Firefighters search through the rubble of a exploded building in Vienna, Austria, Wednesday, June 26, 2019. A suspected gas explosion blew a gaping hole in a building in central Vienna on Wednesday, injuring at least 12 people, two of them seriously, according to police and images from the scene. (AP Photo/Ronald Zak)
June 26, 2019 - 10:44 am
VIENNA (AP) — A suspected gas explosion blew a gaping hole in a building in central Vienna on Wednesday, injuring at least 12 people, two of them seriously, according to police and images from the scene. The explosion occurred around 4:30 p.m. (1430 GMT) in the center of the Austrian capital...
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June 23, 2019 - 6:26 pm
SANTA MARIA, Calif. (AP) — A third body has been found in the rubble of a burned-out mobile home in California, bringing to five the number of dead in a shooting and fire that began during an argument at a golf course, authorities said. Santa Maria police identified Kurt Bracke, 70, and Richard...
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Flames and smoke emerge from the Philadelphia Energy Solutions Refining Complex in Philadelphia, Friday, June 21, 2019. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
June 21, 2019 - 2:09 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Latest on the fire at a Philadelphia refinery complex (all times local): 5 p.m. A fire at a refinery complex in Philadelphia is controlled and contained but still burning more than 12 hours after it started. Deputy Fire Commissioner Craig Murphy says the blaze at...
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