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Wisconsin Court Holds Gas Line Explosion Not Covered Under CPL Policy

In its recent decision in Acuity v. Chartis Specialty Ins. Co., 2014 Wisc. App. LEXIS 201 (Wisc. App. Mar. 12, 2014), the Court of Appeals for Wisconsin, District Two, had occasion to consider whether damages resulting from a...more

Man’s Leg Partially Amputated After Being Hit by Power Plant Demolition Shrapnel

A 44-year-old man was taken to the hospital recently after being hit by shrapnel from a planned power plant demolition in California. Spectators stood behind a barricade more than 1,000 feet away from the site as the Pacific...more

PG&E to Settle San Bruno Pipeline Explosion Claims

Utility giant Pacific Gas & Electric Co. will pay out $565 million in legal settlements and other claims stemming from the 2010 natural gas explosion in San Bruno, Calif., that killed eight people and devastated a...more

Train Explosion Drives Federal Railroad Administration to Issue New Regulations Impacting the Transportation of Petroleum Products

On August 2, 2013 the Federal Railroad Administration ("FRA") released Emergency Order No. 28, Notice No. 1 and Safety Advisory 2013-06 in response to the July 2013 tragedy in Lac-Mégantic, Quebec, Canada where a cargo train...more

A Texas Whistleblower Could Have Saved Lives

On April 17, 2013, the West Fertilizer plant, owned by Adair Grain, Inc., exploded, killing at least 14 and injuring hundreds more. Although months have passed since the explosion, many questions remain. ...more

Severe Job-Related Injuries Sustained By Worker In Alabama Blast

Two Alabama workers suffered job-related injuries, one involving severe burns, in a blast that occurred at UTC Aerospace in Foley at 7:45 a.m. on June 21....more

Alabama Worker Injured In Explosion Files Work Accident Claim

One of the three workers injured by the fires and explosions on the Mobile River in Alabama last April has filed a work accident claim. ...more

Santa Ana Chemical Explosion Hospitalizes Two

Two people were hospitalized and a dozen suffered minor injuries when an explosion occurred at a Santa Ana metal plating company, according to a news report. ...more

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