Explosion News

Atmos Energy was in the process of investigating whether two house fires in a north Dallas neighborhood were caused by gas leaks when an explosion ripped through a third house, killing a young girl. The Dallas Morning News reports that about 12 hours before the explosion, an Atmos employee emailed…

Chemical plants may be in your neighborhood – and that can be deadly for tens of thousands of Houston residents. The Houston economy depends on the chemical industry, yet many homes, schools and businesses sit beside the most dangerous chemicals on earth. A chemical accident could wreak a terrible toll…

plant explosion in louisiana

Petroleum processing plants are risky environments. When management puts workers at risk, tragedy can strike suddenly, in Texas and beyond. An earth shaking explosion and fire rocked the Williams Olefins petroleum plant southeast of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, in June 2013. Two workers perished and 167 others were injured. Two court…

hot air balloon crash

The July 30, 2016 crash of a hot air balloon in Texas is the worst hot-air balloon crash in history. Late in July, Texas saw one of the worst hot air balloon tragedies in the nation. The National Transportation Safety Board has confirmed that the hot air balloon struck a set…

pipes

Pipeline accidents are becoming a more common occurrence in Texas and across the nation. Last month two workers were killed and another was injured when they were repairing a gas pipeline just outside the Southcross Energy facility near Woodsboro, Texas. According to Houston Public Media, the two workers who died…

A lumber plant in Corrigan, Texas caught fire on Saturday evening, injuring seven workers. The initial call that reported the fire at the Georgia-Pacific plant was placed just after 6 p.m. Four medical helicopters and multiple ambulances were dispatched to the scene. The fire, which took several hours to extinguish,…