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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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Streamwood Firefighters, Area Hazmat Techs Work to Resolve Ammonia Leak at Fresh Express on Lake Street — 7 Transported to Hospital

Streamwood police and firefighter/paramedics responded about 11:34 PM Monday to a report of an Activated Fire Alarm on the board at NWCDS for the Fresh Express commercial building, 1109 East Lake Street Streamwood, Il. Report […]

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Fatal Construction Accident at Geneva Commons Near Randall Rd and Williamsburg Ave, Geneva

Geneva police and firefighter/paramedics responded about 11:50 a.m. Friday to a report of worker trapped in a shopping center sign tower at Geneva Commons shopping center, 322 Commons Drive Geneva, Il. Police and firefighter/paramedics received […]

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OSHA Investigating Industrial Accident That Killed Oscar Pimentel on Jarvis Ave, Elk Grove Village

Elk Grove Village police and firefighter/paramedics responded Tuesday to a report of a man seriously injured in an industrial accident at M.S. International, 1441 Jarvis Avenue Elk Grove Village, IL. The Cook County medical examiner’s […]