Industrial accidents

This photo from video by KCTV5 shows damage to the side of a building in the aftermath of a fatal explosion at the Lake City Army Ammunition Plant in Independence, Mo., Tuesday, April 11, 2017. (KCTV5 via AP)
April 11, 2017 - 7:35 pm
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — An explosion Tuesday at a sprawling ammunition plant near Kansas City, Missouri, killed one worker and injured four others, the U.S. Army said. The blast at the Lake City Army Ammunition Plant in Independence, just east of Kansas City, occurred in a building where chemicals...
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This photo from video by KCTV5 shows damage to the side of a building in the aftermath of a fatal explosion at the Lake City Army Ammunition Plant in Independence, Mo., Tuesday, April 11, 2017. (KCTV5 via AP)
April 11, 2017 - 7:08 pm
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — An explosion Tuesday at a sprawling ammunition plant near Kansas City, Missouri, killed one worker and injured four others, the U.S. Army said. The blast at the Lake City Army Ammunition Plant in Independence, just east of Kansas City, occurred in a building where chemicals...
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April 11, 2017 - 6:03 pm
INDEPENDENCE, Mo. (AP) — The Latest on an explosion at a Missouri military ammunition plant that killed one person and injured four others (all times local): 5 p.m. The ammunition plant in Missouri where one person was killed and four others were injured has been closed for the day while...
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April 11, 2017 - 5:11 pm
INDEPENDENCE, Mo. (AP) — The Latest on an explosion at a Missouri military ammunition plant that killed one person and injured four others (all times local): 3:50 p.m. Federal workplace safety officials will investigate an explosion that killed one worker and injured four others at an Army...
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April 11, 2017 - 3:58 pm
INDEPENDENCE, Mo. (AP) — An explosion Tuesday at a sprawling ammunition plant near Kansas City, Missouri, killed one person and injured three others, the U.S. Army said. The Army Joint Munitions Command said in a statement that the blast happened at the Lake City Army Ammunition Plant in...
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FILE - In this May 1, 2014, file photo survey crews in boats look over tanker cars as workers remove damaged tanker cars along the tracks where several CSX tanker cars carrying crude oil derailed and caught fire along the James River near downtown Lynchburg, Va. Inspectors have found almost 24,000 safety defects over a two-year period along United States railroad routes used to ship volatile crude oil. Data obtained by The Associated Press shows many of the defects were similar to problems blamed in past derailments that caused massive fires or oil spills in Oregon, Virginia and Montana. (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)
April 05, 2017 - 3:10 am
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Government inspections of railroads that haul volatile crude oil across the United States have uncovered almost 24,000 safety defects, including problems similar to those blamed in derailments that triggered massive fires or oil spills in Oregon, Virginia, Montana and...
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FILE- In this Feb. 12, 2016, file photo, the Chugach Mountains and the buildings of downtown Anchorage, Alaska, are reflected in the still waters of Cook Inlet. Oil from an underwater pipeline leak was discovered in the inlet on Saturday, April 1, 2017. The owner of the underwater pipeline, Hilcorp Alaska LLC, says the volume of the spill is estimated to be less than three gallons (11 liters). In three flyovers Sunday and a final one Monday morning, no additional sheen was spotted from the air. (AP Photo/Mark Thiessen, File)
April 03, 2017 - 10:55 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An underwater pipeline that sprung a leak in Alaska's Cook Inlet, an area known for diverse marine life, probably dumped less than three gallons (11 liters) of crude oil into the ocean, the pipeline's owner said Monday. The spill between two production platforms owned by...
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April 03, 2017 - 10:12 am
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The flow of oil from an underwater pipeline leak discovered in Alaska's southern Cook Inlet over the weekend has been stopped, but it's unclear how much crude poured into the water posing a threat to wildlife. The leak was discovered Saturday coming from an 8-inch-wide...
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April 02, 2017 - 5:07 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An oil leak was discovered in Alaska's Cook Inlet on Saturday, causing a major oil and gas producer to shut down two of its platforms there, officials say. Hilcorp Alaska LLC workers felt an impact on the company's Anna Platform shortly before noon Saturday, then noticed an...
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April 02, 2017 - 4:28 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Alaska officials say an oil leak has been discovered in the Cook Inlet and a major oil and gas producer has shut down two of its platforms there. The Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation says Hilcorp Alaska LLC workers first noticed an oil sheen and bubbling from...
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