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Idaho Lawmaker Suffers Burns While Cooking with Oil

A lawmaker in Idaho suffered severe burns from cooking oil while helping her child and a friend deep-fry cactus for a school project, reports KTVB. There was less than an inch of oil in the burner, but it started burning once it was on the stove. The lawmaker took the pot and rushed it out to [...]

By |April 21st, 2017|News|Comments Off on Idaho Lawmaker Suffers Burns While Cooking with Oil

Rocket Fuel Explosion at University of Idaho Injures 4 Students

An experimental rocket blew up in a parking lot on the University of Idaho campus Thursday night. Four students were injured in the blast. KREM reports that all four are currently recovering from surgery in the hospital, awake and communicative. "We were testing a new fuel design for the rocket engine and we didn't have reason to believe [...]

By |April 14th, 2017|News|Comments Off on Rocket Fuel Explosion at University of Idaho Injures 4 Students

Explosion Rocks Missouri Small Munitions Plant, Kills 1, Injures 4

One worker was killed and four others were injured in an explosion at the Lake City Army Ammunition Plant in Independence, MO. The plant, which is responsible for making small-caliber ammunition for the military, also runs the NATO test center and tests the reliability of the bullets there. According to the Army Times, the cause of the explosion, [...]

By |April 14th, 2017|News|Comments Off on Explosion Rocks Missouri Small Munitions Plant, Kills 1, Injures 4

Outpouring of Support for Victims of Explosion in Soulard, MO

Soulard, a historic district in St. Louis, was rocked on Monday by a boiler explosion at the Loy-Lange Box Company. The blast sent debris into the air and then through the roof of Faultless Linen Co., a healthcare linen cleaning company, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Four people died - three at Faultless Linen [...]

By |April 7th, 2017|News|Comments Off on Outpouring of Support for Victims of Explosion in Soulard, MO

Report: Fire Captain Warned of Unsafe Conditions Months Before Deadly Oakland Fire

Last year, Oakland was the location of a serious warehouse fire where illegal tenants had been living. The case drew scrutiny of the living conditions in the building, with media reporting it was filled with fire hazards. Thirty-six people died. Now, a fire that killed four last week is drawing headlines in Oakland with revelations [...]

By |April 4th, 2017|News|Comments Off on Report: Fire Captain Warned of Unsafe Conditions Months Before Deadly Oakland Fire

Babysitter Frustrated with Crying Child, Burns Child’s Feet

Today we have a horrific story from WBAL TV about a child abuse incident involving a burn. A mother dropped off her child with a local babysitter for a few hours. The next day, she noticed her baby’s feet were injured. She questioned the babysitter about what happened. The babysitter, a grown woman, said she [...]

By |March 31st, 2017|News|Comments Off on Babysitter Frustrated with Crying Child, Burns Child’s Feet

Children Burned by Borax in Slime Project

According to multiple news sources, a girl in Massachusetts suffered second- and third-degree burns on her hands after trying a YouTube tutorial on how to make homemade slime. The reason? The chemical borax. The daughter came to her mother and said that her hands felt tingly after making the slime. Her hands were covered in blisters. [...]

By |March 30th, 2017|News|Comments Off on Children Burned by Borax in Slime Project

Arc Flash Burns One At Power Plant In Florida

An arc flash is when a large amount of electricity suddenly moves across a gap. It’s a type of an electrical explosion. In essence, it’s like lightning in a very small space. If you’ve ever seen an incandescent bulb burn out, that bright flash just before it dies is an arc flash. Arc flashes are [...]

By |March 25th, 2017|News|Comments Off on Arc Flash Burns One At Power Plant In Florida

Flash Explosion Possibly Caused by Static Electricity

If it goes into a car, it’s probably flammable. Gasoline and diesel have to be handled with care to avoid an explosion. Most cars have safeguards against flash fires, but when you’re filling up a large tank, the risk for vapors igniting may be higher. Naples Daily News reported on a fuel truck flash fire explosion in [...]

By |March 23rd, 2017|News|Comments Off on Flash Explosion Possibly Caused by Static Electricity

The Eraser Challenge is Dangerous

Kids like to push boundaries and that leads them to try stupid things. Witness the various pain challenges that float in and out of popularity. We talked about the salt and ice challenge a while ago, which can lead to cold burns so severe it can require skin grafts. Now another challenge is making the [...]

By |March 23rd, 2017|News|Comments Off on The Eraser Challenge is Dangerous