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Tag Archive | "explosion"

OSHA Issues $1,591,176 in Penalties To AB Specialty Silicones After 4 Fatalities in Waukegan Plant Explosion, May 2019

Four people died in the explosion at AB Specialty Silicones in May, and now, OSHA has ordered $1.6 million in penalties. CBS 2’s Audrina Bigos reports. The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited AB Specialty Silicones LLC for 12 willful federal safety violations after four employees suffered fatal injuries […]

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Cardinal News Requesting Photos of Smoke Plume Viewed from North of the Fire Scene at Multi-Pak Solutions on Arthur Ave in Mount Prospect Near Arlington Heights

Cardinal News is looking for photos of the white and dark-colored smoke, vapor and steam plume from the semi-trailer truck fire at the Multi-Pak Solutions location (1804 West Central Road Mount Prospect), viewing south from a point north of Northwest Highway and north of the fire scene Wednesday night (NOTIFY). Example locations where people may […]

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Fire and Explosion in a Semi-Trailer Truck at Loading Dock on Arthur Ave South of Northwest Highway, Mount Prospect; Smoke Spreads Through Arlington Heights Neighborhoods

VIDEO: Fierce semi-trailer fire with explosion and collapse near factory loading dock on the north side of Multi-Pak chemical packaging company, Mount Prospect. Mount Prospect police and firefighter/paramedics responded about 9:43 p.m Wednesday, August 7, 2019 to a report of a fire in a semi trailer truck at Multi-Pak Solutions at 1804 West Central Road […]

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Explosion at Market on University Shopping Center; Part of Strip Mall in Plantation, Florida Destroyed

A large gas explosion at a shopping center in Plantation, Florida injured at least 21 people Saturday morning. Plantation firefighters, Plantation police officers, Davie police officers and Davie Fire Rescue firefighters responded Saturday morning to a large explosion at the Market on University shopping center just south of The Fountains shopping center in the block […]

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Chicago Tribune’s Charles Selle Decries Lack of Legal Attention to Ethlyene Oxide Emissions Compared to AB Specialty Silicones’ Explosion Effect on Environment

A lawsuit filed in June 2019 in Lake County Circuit Court against AB Specialty Silicones complains that the explosion and fire created air pollution and that the resulting firefighting operations resulted in chemicals and contaminated water seeping into storm sewers and and contaminating a nearby wetland. Waukegan officials also estimate more than $1 million in […]

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911 Calls Reporting Explosion When AB Specialty Silicones Chemical Plant Exploded in Waukegan Released

The calls reporting the huge explosion at AB Specialty Silicones in Waukegan were released May 17, 2019. Initially dispatchers weren’t sure exactly where the explosion that had occurred at AB Specialty Silicones was located because many people couldn’t place the location of the explosive noise. Some thought a car crashed on their street, and one […]

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Identity Released of Final Missing Man Killed in Explosion at AB Specialty Silicones in Waukegan

The identity was released of the fourth victim — the last of three victims recovered in the ruins of the AB Specialty Silicones factory explosion — on Wednesday May 8, 2019 in a statement by the Lake County Coroner’s Office. One man died after he was able to evacuate the building and after surviving for […]

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Final Missing Victim Found in Ruins of AB Specialty Silicones Building at Sunset Ave and Northwestern Ave in Waukegan

The Lake County Coroner on Wednesday May 8, 2019 said the remains of the final missing victim of the AB Specialty Silicones explosion on Friday May 3, 2019 at about 9:30 p.m. were found under the ruins late Tuesday night. Lake County Coroner Dr. Howard Cooper initially only identified the victim as a male. The […]

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Identities of Three Victims of AB Specialty Silicones Fatal Explosion in Waukegan Now Released As Search for Last Missing Man Continues

Identities of three victims from the AB Specialty Silicones explosion that occurred Friday May 3, 2019 about 9:30 p.m. have now been released by Lake County Coroner Dr. Howard Cooper. One man is still missing in the ruins of the chemical factory, and the search for his body is continuing. A press conference was held […]

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Second Body of Three Missing Employees Found at Explosion Scene at AB Specialty Silicones

About 2:30 p.m. Sunday, the search team located a body in a heavily damaged part of the building. It took crews over two hours to remove the victim. The body of a second person of three missing employees was found by firefighters in the ruins of a silicone chemical factory that exploded Friday May 4, […]

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Victim Rescued in Waukegan Last Night Dies in Burn Unit; Search For Two Missing Employees Resumes at Site of Waukegan Chemical Plant Explosion

Byron Biehn, a shift supervisor, and Daniel Nicklas, a lab technician, were still missing after the explosion at AB Specialty Silicones Friday night. Workers at AB Specialty Silicones said Saturday that fellow employee Allen Stevens passed away Saturday afternoon May 4, 2019 after he was caught in the explosion Friday night about 9:30 p.m. Allen […]

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1 Found Dead, 2 Missing After AB Specialty Silicones Explosion at 3790 Sunset Avenue, Waukegan

Saturday morning after 9:50 a.m., May 4, 2019 Waukegan Fire Marshal Steve Lenzi confirmed search and recovery crews recovered one body after a large explosion in Waukegan in Lake County Friday night. The loud explosion, heard and felt for miles, destroyed the building of AB Specialty Silicones, 3790 Sunset Avenue. Apparently six people were met […]

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