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Coal mine explosion takes seven lives

MONTCOAL, W.Va. — Rescue teams were trying to locate at least 19 trapped miners in a large underground coal mine where an explosion killed seven workers on Monday, the coal company and mine safety officials said. Nine rescue crews usually made up of six members each were at the mine that covers several square miles, but it was not clear ...

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Refinery explosion leaves injured, missing workers

ANACORTES, Wash. — An explosion and fire erupted at an oil refinery in Washington state early today, leaving four workers injured and three missing, officials said. The Skagit County and Anacortes fire departments sent crews to battle the fire at the Tesoro Refinery in Anacortes, while Airlift Northwest told King-TV that three helicopters were dispatched. Area residents, some five miles ...

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River reopens after towboat collision

MISSISSIPPI RIVER — The Coast Guard has reopened a portion of the Mississippi River near St. Joseph, La., after a collision of two towing vessels yesterday. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers located a sunken barge and at 1 p.m., the Coast Guard determined the river was safe for vessels to pass the area. There were no injuries in the ...

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Brothers settle with International Paper

JACKSON — Two brothers injured in a deadly explosion at an International Paper Co. mill have agreed to settle their federal lawsuit. David and Darren Clark of Mooresville, N.C., agreed to the settlement in a joint motion filed Jan. 27 with International Paper. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. The Clark brothers were injured when a 12-story recovery boiler ...

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Plant explosion injures workers

GUNTOWN — Authorities say a plant explosion in Lee County has injured three workers. Lee County Chief Deputy Sheriff John Hall says the explosion happened about 2:26 p.m. Jan. 19 as workers were cleaning a machine at Columbian Rope Co. in Guntown. Hall says one person was airlifted from the scene to the North Mississippi Medical Center, and another had ...

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Barge strikes river bridge

VICKSBURG — A barge on the Mississippi River has struck the I-20 bridge at Vicksburg, the Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) reports. MDOT said the incident happened this morning, but released no further details. All lanes of I-20 at the Mississippi River Bridge was closed to traffic in the accident’s aftermath. However, at 10:15 a.m. all lanes of the I-20 ...

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OSHA looking into pipeline explosion

SMITH COUNTY — Smith County emergency management director Kevin Butler announced that the investigation into the cause of the deadly July 15 pipeline explosion has begun. Butler said the Occupational Safety and Health Administration were expected to be on the scene yesterday afternoon. The explosion occurred just south of Sylvarena in rural Smith County around 3:30 p.m. when workers were ...

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