Hampshire firefighters inspecting warehouse structure after explosion inside (SOURCE: Hampshire Fire Protection District)
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One Killed, One Critically Injured in Explosion at Construction Materials Manufacturing Plant in Hampshire

Police, firefighters and paramedics from Hampshire responded about 10:45 a.m. Friday, January 21, 2022 to a report of an explosion in “Building P” of the W.R. Meadows Inc. manufacturing complex, 300 Industrial Drive in Hampshire. […]

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Lawsuit Claims Outdoor Fireplace Explosion That Injured Lindenhurst Woman Due to Failure to Adequately Inspect, Maintain, and Repair

The Illinois law firm Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard announced on Tuesday, April 20, 2021 that the firm has filed a lawsuit against Antioch restaurant Anastasia’s Restaurant & Sports Lounge on behalf of a Lake County […]

AT&T 15-story building near RV bomb site at 185 2nd Avenue N in Nashville (View looking southwest: Imagery ©2020 Google, Imagery ©2020 CNES / Airbus, Maxar Technologies, Map data ©2020 Nashville Davidson County)
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Nashville RV Explosion Occurred Near AT&T’s Nashville Main Central Office Containing Telecommunications Equipment, Knocked Out 9-1-1 Service, Cell Phone Service

The Nashville recreational vehicle (RV) explosion of Christmas morning 2020 occurred in a restaurant/bar district in downtown Nashville, but it was also located directly in front of AT&T’s Nashville Main Central Office at 185 2nd […]

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Male Offender of Aurora Arrested on Federal Civil Disorder Charge For Allegedly Throwing An Explosive Device at a Naperville Police Vehicle at Protest

A male suspect and resident of Aurora was arrested Friday June 26, 2020 on a federal civil disorder charge for allegedly throwing an explosive or incendiary device at a Naperville Police Department vehicle during a […]

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US Chemical Safety Board Provide Factual Update at Press Conference About Explosion and Fire at AB Specialty Silicones, Waukegan

On Wednesday December 18, 2019, the US Chemical Safety Board (CSB) released a factual update into the May 3, 2019, explosion and fire at AB Specialty Silicones facility in Waukegan, Illinois. The factual update provided […]

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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 […]

Smoke, steam and vapor plume from semi-trailer truck fire at Multi-Pak Solutions in Mount Prospect
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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 […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]