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Construction Crane Collapses on House, Apartment Building in New Jersey

Strong winds may be to blame for the collapse of a construction crane in New Jersey. The crane came down onto a house and an apartment building across from Rutgers University in New Brunswick on Sunday night. News 12 New …

Officials Say One Dead, 17 Hurt in North Carolina Gas Explosion

A leaking gas line exploded Wednesday in a Durham shopping district, killing one person and injuring more than a dozen others as firefighters were evacuating people from buildings near the rupture, authorities said. The blast reverberated across the North Carolina …

Gas Company to Replace Heating Equipment Damaged in Massachusetts Disaster

The natural gas company blamed for a series of explosions and fires in Massachusetts’ Merrimack Valley says it’ll resume replacing damaged heating equipment for property owners this spring. Columbia Gas of Massachusetts said furnaces, boilers and hot water heaters repaired …

Buildings Damaged Following Massachusetts Tornado Warning, High Winds

A tornado warning in Massachusetts has expired, and meteorologists from the National Weather Service are surveying building damage that may have been caused by a tornado. Extensive damage to buildings and trees are reported in parts of central Massachusetts on …

Federal Agency Issues Citations to Massachusetts Quarry Blasting Company

The federal government has cited a Massachusetts blasting company for its role in a Rhode Island quarry blast that injured two workers and damaged nearby buildings. The Mine Safety and Health Administration, a division of the U.S. Department of Labor, …

Rhode Island Quarry Blast That Injured Two Town Workers Ruled Accidental

Rhode Island officials have ruled the quarry blast that injured two town employees and damaged multiple buildings accidental. The Westerly Sun reported the state Fire Marshal’s Office found the blast at the Westerly quarry did not violate state law or …

Patron Injured After Car Crashes Into Maine Diner

Police in Maine say a man has been injured and another man arrested after a car involved in a collision barreled into a diner. According to police, three vehicles were involved in a collision in Sanford around 3:36 p.m. Tuesday. …

Officials: Warehouse Fire Could Cost West Virginia County $1.5M

County officials say the cost of the response to a warehouse fire in West Virginia is already more than $1 million. The Parkersburg News and Sentinel quotes Wood County Commission president Blair Couch in a Tuesday report as saying that …

Idled Tennessee Chemical Plant Maintains Staff After Explosion

A chemical plant in Tennessee that will likely stay idle until next year has maintained its staff of almost 700 workers as it recovers from an explosion there in September. The Chattanooga Times Free-Press reports that Wacker Chemical expects to …

Fire Officials Estimate $1M in Damage from Maryland Apartment Building Fire

A fire at a large apartment building in suburban Maryland has displaced as many as 1,500 people. Fire officials said damage to the building was estimated at $1 million. The Washington Post reported that the Saturday morning blaze in Bethesda …