November 29, 1990 |
Court documents indicate that the McFarland Energy Co. has agreed to a settlement worth between $2.5 million and $8 million to the 21 people injured in a methane gas explosion and fire five years ago at the Ross Dress for Less store in the Park Labrea shopping center. The exact amount of the settlement has been sealed by court order, but documents show that the two sides were working toward a compromise in the range of $2.5 million and $8 million.
April 5, 2011 |
Standing yards from the site of a gas explosion that tore through a Pennsylvania neighborhood and killed five people, Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood said Monday that he was working with pipeline owners, Congress and regulators to strengthen pipeline safety and make sure such tragedies don't happen again. LaHood said he was calling for a pipeline safety forum on April 18 in Washington, where state officials, industry leaders and regulators would discuss improving pipeline safety.
December 30, 1989 |
Hundreds of thousands of residents of Manhattan's fashionable upper East Side and the Bronx were left without power Friday when a massive gas explosion and five-alarm fire ripped through a Consolidated Edison Co. plant, killing one person, injuring 27 others and sending a huge plume of flame and column of black smoke over the electrical facility.
June 27, 1986 |
Two people were killed Thursday when an apparent natural gas explosion and fire demolished a townhouse, officials said. Three firefighters were treated for smoke inhalation.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 27, 1986 |
A gas explosion demolished a four-story Frankfurt apartment building early Friday, killing at least two people and seriously injuring five, police said.
July 16, 2013 |
California regulators have proposed that Pacific Gas & Electric Co. pay a record $2.25-billion penalty for its role in causing a fatal 2010 natural gas explosion in San Bruno, a San Francisco suburb. The total includes a $300-million fine to be paid to the California treasury and $1.95 billion for safety upgrades to the company's gas distribution system. About $1.5 billion would be paid by shareholders and the balance would be returned as a credit to PG&E for already completed distribution system repairs and safeguards.
December 10, 1990 |
A natural gas explosion injured 10 people Sunday at a Ft. Benjamin Harrison housing complex, officials said. No deaths were reported. The Army post processes soldiers en route to the Persian Gulf.
January 22, 1987 |
Three people were killed, five others were injured and two were missing after a gas explosion ripped apart an apartment building early Wednesday in the Bavarian city of Nuremberg, police said.