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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 30, 1987 | Associated Press
A grain elevator exploded and erupted in flames Wednesday, injuring five people, two of them critically, authorities said.
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August 6, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
A fifth person died from injuries suffered in an explosion July 29 of an antique steam-powered tractor at the Medina County Fair. Bryan Hammond, 20, of Homerville died Saturday, a nursing supervisor said. Hammond suffered burns and shrapnel wounds in the explosion at the fair, about 25 miles southwest of Cleveland. Nine people remained hospitalized, including a 12-year-old who was in serious condition. The explosion sent steam, hot water and shrapnel flying for hundreds of yards.
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NEWS
June 6, 1987 | Associated Press
An employee of the Cleveland Clinic Foundation was killed and another was critically injured Friday when a valve in a steam line exploded, clinic officials said. The steam is used for heating buildings and for sterilizing surgical equipment.
BUSINESS
November 23, 1994 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Shell Chemical Agrees to Pay Penalties Related to Explosion: The division of Shell Oil Co., the U.S. arm of Royal/Dutch Shell Group, agreed to pay $3.02 million in penalties to settle charges related to a fatal explosion at an Ohio plant, the Labor Department said. Shell Chemical Co. also agreed to make significant improvements at its Belpre, Ohio, facility, where an explosion killed three workers on May 27, said the department's Occupational Safety & Health Administration unit.
NEWS
August 28, 1993 | From Associated Press
Thousands of people were forced from their homes and dozens sought medical treatment Friday after a series of explosions at a chemical plant released a cloud of caustic fumes. No one was seriously injured, authorities said. About 5,000 people in a one-mile radius around the Aztec Catalyst Co. plant fled to temporary shelters. More than 40 people were treated at hospitals for minor complaints, such as throat and eye irritation, officials said.
NEWS
February 27, 1989
Several thousand people were evacuated from an area about a mile from downtown Akron, Ohio, after four tanker cars exploded and burned following a train derailment. Seventeen cars were derailed and nine of them were carrying highly flammable butane. At least 1,500 homes were evacuated. Firefighters and police knocked on the doors of houses where they asked residents to go to a nearby regional transit garage, where buses would take them to a high school shelter.
BUSINESS
November 23, 1994 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Shell Chemical Agrees to Pay Penalties Related to Explosion: The division of Shell Oil Co., the U.S. arm of Royal/Dutch Shell Group, agreed to pay $3.02 million in penalties to settle charges related to a fatal explosion at an Ohio plant, the Labor Department said. Shell Chemical Co. also agreed to make significant improvements at its Belpre, Ohio, facility, where an explosion killed three workers on May 27, said the department's Occupational Safety & Health Administration unit.
NEWS
October 25, 1989 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Explosions that may have been caused by illegal fireworks leveled one house and set two others on fire in Conneaut, Ohio, killing at least two people and injuring 13 others, authorities said. Fire Chief Bim Orrenmaa said firefighters found devices that looked like fireworks in the home where the explosion and two subsequent blasts occurred just before noon. Conneaut, a city of about 13,000 people, is in extreme northeastern Ohio, and fire companies from as far away as Erie County, Pa.
NEWS
December 17, 1990 | Associated Press
An explosion Sunday afternoon inside a Sears store at a shopping mall forced evacuation of the store, but caused no injuries and little damage, police said. Authorities believe that a stick of dynamite inside a refrigerator on display in the store's major-appliances department caused the blast.
NEWS
July 20, 1990 | From Associated Press
Explosions ripped through a chemical plant Thursday, killing one person, injuring as many as 63 others and shattering windows in houses and businesses up to a quarter-mile away, authorities said. The two explosions ignited a fire that took 2 1/2 hours to knock down enough so that firefighters could enter the four-story brick building. The blast sent fireballs 50 feet into the sky. A column of thick, black smoke poured from the building into the surrounding residential neighborhood.
NEWS
August 28, 1993 | From Associated Press
Thousands of people were forced from their homes and dozens sought medical treatment Friday after a series of explosions at a chemical plant released a cloud of caustic fumes. No one was seriously injured, authorities said. About 5,000 people in a one-mile radius around the Aztec Catalyst Co. plant fled to temporary shelters. More than 40 people were treated at hospitals for minor complaints, such as throat and eye irritation, officials said.
NEWS
May 10, 1993 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A motorboat exploded near a riverfront restaurant outside Cleveland, throwing two people into the water, witnesses and fire officials said. At least three people were killed and nine were injured. Three off-duty firefighters, on the restaurant patio when the explosion occurred, pulled a baby from the boat just before it exploded into flames. The boat was docked in front of Shooters Restaurant on the Cuyahoga River with at least five people aboard.
NEWS
December 17, 1990 | Associated Press
An explosion Sunday afternoon inside a Sears store at a shopping mall forced evacuation of the store, but caused no injuries and little damage, police said. Authorities believe that a stick of dynamite inside a refrigerator on display in the store's major-appliances department caused the blast.
NEWS
July 20, 1990 | From Associated Press
Explosions ripped through a chemical plant Thursday, killing one person, injuring as many as 63 others and shattering windows in houses and businesses up to a quarter-mile away, authorities said. The two explosions ignited a fire that took 2 1/2 hours to knock down enough so that firefighters could enter the four-story brick building. The blast sent fireballs 50 feet into the sky. A column of thick, black smoke poured from the building into the surrounding residential neighborhood.
NEWS
October 25, 1989 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Explosions that may have been caused by illegal fireworks leveled one house and set two others on fire in Conneaut, Ohio, killing at least two people and injuring 13 others, authorities said. Fire Chief Bim Orrenmaa said firefighters found devices that looked like fireworks in the home where the explosion and two subsequent blasts occurred just before noon. Conneaut, a city of about 13,000 people, is in extreme northeastern Ohio, and fire companies from as far away as Erie County, Pa.
NEWS
February 27, 1989
Several thousand people were evacuated from an area about a mile from downtown Akron, Ohio, after four tanker cars exploded and burned following a train derailment. Seventeen cars were derailed and nine of them were carrying highly flammable butane. At least 1,500 homes were evacuated. Firefighters and police knocked on the doors of houses where they asked residents to go to a nearby regional transit garage, where buses would take them to a high school shelter.
NEWS
August 6, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
A fifth person died from injuries suffered in an explosion July 29 of an antique steam-powered tractor at the Medina County Fair. Bryan Hammond, 20, of Homerville died Saturday, a nursing supervisor said. Hammond suffered burns and shrapnel wounds in the explosion at the fair, about 25 miles southwest of Cleveland. Nine people remained hospitalized, including a 12-year-old who was in serious condition. The explosion sent steam, hot water and shrapnel flying for hundreds of yards.
NEWS
May 10, 1993 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A motorboat exploded near a riverfront restaurant outside Cleveland, throwing two people into the water, witnesses and fire officials said. At least three people were killed and nine were injured. Three off-duty firefighters, on the restaurant patio when the explosion occurred, pulled a baby from the boat just before it exploded into flames. The boat was docked in front of Shooters Restaurant on the Cuyahoga River with at least five people aboard.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 30, 1987 | Associated Press
A grain elevator exploded and erupted in flames Wednesday, injuring five people, two of them critically, authorities said.
NEWS
June 6, 1987 | Associated Press
An employee of the Cleveland Clinic Foundation was killed and another was critically injured Friday when a valve in a steam line exploded, clinic officials said. The steam is used for heating buildings and for sterilizing surgical equipment.
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