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Could a $30 Part Have Prevented a Gas Explosion that Destroyed a WI Home?

Could a $30 Part Have Prevented a Gas Explosion that Destroyed a WI Home?

A Wisconsin family survived, but the house was a total loss. Then, to add insult to injury, Tony and Angie Plourde learned that “a $30 natural gas detector could have prevented” the explosion that destroyed their home and could easily have killed them.
February 23 had just been an...




NTSB Finds Likely Cause of Fatal 2017 Gas Explosion

NTSB Finds Likely Cause of Fatal 2017 Gas Explosion

Did a part that was improperly installed in 1998 cause a fatal gas explosion in 2017? If the findings of a recent report by the National Transportation Safety Board are accurate, the answer is yes. But that report may mean nothing to the widow of a utility worker seeking justice for her...


Recalling Five Oil Workers Killed in Oklahoma

Recalling Five Oil Workers Killed in Oklahoma

Last January, five oil workers were killed in a fire and explosion at a Quinton, Oklahoma drilling rig. This was the deadliest drilling accident in the U.S. since 2010, when 11 workers died in the Gulf of Mexico on the Deepwater Horizon rig. Patterson Rig 219 was owned and operated by...