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June 22, 1988
The Consumer Product Safety Commission blew up turkeys, watermelons and plastic dolls to dramatize the danger of fireworks used on the Fourth of July. Dressed in a white coat and face mask, a commission scientist ignited a round of fireworks near the Washington Monument to simulate some of the mishaps that can occur when explosives are used improperly by children as well as adults. More than 9,000 people sustained injuries last year from fireworks, the commission said.
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January 10, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
Two utility workers were hurt by an underground explosion that created a fireball in the downtown area of the nation's capital during rush hour. The blast left a female employee of Potomac Electric Power Co. in critical condition at Washington Hospital Center. A male colleague was hit in the leg by the grate that covered the hole they were working on as they responded to a call about a partial power failure.
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January 10, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
Two utility workers were hurt by an underground explosion that created a fireball in the downtown area of the nation's capital during rush hour. The blast left a female employee of Potomac Electric Power Co. in critical condition at Washington Hospital Center. A male colleague was hit in the leg by the grate that covered the hole they were working on as they responded to a call about a partial power failure.
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June 22, 1988
The Consumer Product Safety Commission blew up turkeys, watermelons and plastic dolls to dramatize the danger of fireworks used on the Fourth of July. Dressed in a white coat and face mask, a commission scientist ignited a round of fireworks near the Washington Monument to simulate some of the mishaps that can occur when explosives are used improperly by children as well as adults. More than 9,000 people sustained injuries last year from fireworks, the commission said.
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July 3, 1987 | United Press International
Fire officials were called Thursday to investigate a reported explosion in the Pentagon but found only the smell of cordite from a firecracker. No one was reported injured.
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July 3, 1987 | United Press International
Fire officials were called Thursday to investigate a reported explosion in the Pentagon but found only the smell of cordite from a firecracker. No one was reported injured.
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