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Wisconsin Refinery Explosion Injures 11

An explosion devastated an oil refinery in Wisconsin on Thursday, injuring at least 11 people, and forcing the evacuation of homes, schools and a hospital.

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Two Men Injured in Oklahoma Oil Rig Explosion

Two oilfield workers in Wewoka, Oklahoma, were injured on Monday when an oil and gas pumping unit exploded near U.S. 270 and State Highway 56.

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Yale Study Finds Legionella Bacteria Increased Near Watersheds, Drainage Basins

The number of new cases of Legionnaires’ disease has increased in recent years, and a new Yale University study indicates that people living near watersheds have the highest risk of developing the illness.

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5 Workers Missing, Feared Dead in Oklahoma Oil Rig Explosion

Investigators say 5 workers who went missing after an oil rig explosion in Oklahoma are now presumed dead.

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Lawsuit Filed Against Illinois Veterans’ Home After Deadly Legionnaires’ Outbreak

A nursing home in Quincy, Illinois, is being sued after 13 U.S. military veterans died from Legionnaires’ disease, a severe form of pneumonia caused by waterborne bacteria.

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Colorado Petroleum Site Reports Emitting High Levels of Benzene

Anadarko Petroleum has self-reported the release of high levels of benzene at a tank battery site in Dacono, Colorado, near Weld County Roads 10 and 15.

California Wildfires

Napa Valley Wildfires Caused $730 Million in Property Damage, State Says

The October wildfires that devastated Northern California caused at least $730 million in damage to insured property, as authorities increased the number of homes and other buildings destroyed to nearly 7,000.

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1 Dead, 20 Infected in Legionnaires’ Outbreak in Spain

An outbreak of Legionnaires' disease on the Spanish island of Majorca that claimed the life of a British tourist and infected at least 19 other vacationers has been linked to a hotel Jacuzzi.

California Wildfires

Napa Woman Arrested, Charged with Starting Lake Berryessa Fires

A woman from Napa Valley has been arrested on suspicion of arson after officials say she started wildfires near the north end of Lake Berryessa in Northern California.

California Wildfires

Napa County Fire Lawsuit

Our lawyers are filing lawsuits for individuals and winery owners who suffered losses in the 2017 Napa fires. Plaintiffs are blaming PG&E for negligence in “paving the way for the most destructive wildfires in California’s history."