Explosion

Students evacuated Vallejo High School after an explosion in a photo lab injured 2 employees. (CBS SF)

2 Staff Members Injured In Gas Explosion At Vallejo High School; Lines Had Been Shutoff Since Napa Quake

Vallejo High School was evacuated after an a maintenance worker trying to re-light the pilot caused an explosion, seriously injuring himself and at least one other staff member. School has since resumed.

11/14/2014

Two people are critically injured and one is unaccounted for after an explosion and fire at an apartment complex in Walnut Creek Friday morning. (Contra Costa Fire)

2 People Critically Injured When Walnut Creek Apartment Explodes, Drug Lab Suspected

Two people are critically injured and one is unaccounted for after an explosion and fire at an apartment complex in Walnut Creek Friday morning.

10/31/2014

(Photo by Joel Kowsky/NASA via Getty Images)

Bay Area Students’ Shrimp Project Destroyed In Tuesday’s Rocket Explosion

The explosion of an unmanned rocket lifting off for the International Space Station is not only a setback for the space program, but also a disappointment to the hundreds of school children across the country, including here in the Bay Area.

10/29/2014

The unmanned Orbital Sciences Corp.'s Antares rocket explodes moments after liftoff over the launch complex at Wallops Island, Virginia. (NASA)

Rocket Bound For Space Station Explodes After Launch

An unmanned NASA rocket was seen exploding shortly after liftoff Tuesday afternoon from an island off the coast of Virginia.

10/28/2014

Michael Peevey

CPUC President Peevey Won’t Seek Reappointment At End Of Term Amid Flap Over Inappropriate PG&E Emails

California Public Utilities Commission President Michael Peevey announced Thursday that he will not seek reappointment to a new term amid criticism over inappropriate email exchanges between CPUC and PG&E over regulatory proceedings.

10/09/2014

San Jose Fire Department fighting one-alarm fire in San Jose on September 3, 2014. (Craig Rose/Friends of SJ Firefighters)

Gas Meter Explodes, Starts One-Alarm Fire In San Jose

The fire was contained in less than an hour and along with evacuations, it did cause some road closures in the area.

09/03/2014

A law enforcement official runs towards a massive fire in a residential neighborhood September 9, 2010 in San Bruno. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

PG&E Fined $1.4 Billion For Violations Leading To 2010 San Bruno Pipeline Explosion

The California Public Utilities Commission has levied a $1.4 billion fine against PG&E the result of an investigation behind the utility’s operations and practices including the lead-up to the San Bruno pipeline explosion in 2010.

09/02/2014

San Bruno Explosion

PG&E Pleads Not Guilty To Indictment In 2010 San Bruno Explosion; New Grand Jury Probe Revealed

Pacific Gas & Electric Co. has pleaded not guilty to charges in a new indictment that accuses the utility of lying to federal investigators looking into a fatal pipeline explosion in San Bruno in 2010.

08/18/2014

Ambulance Generic

Novato Teen Badly Burned In Explosion Was Helping His Dad Blow Up Fence

A father and his son were trying to dig a hole with a torch before the explosion. Deputies found hand tools, lighter fluid, matches and canisters with powders the pair were using to break up concrete fence posts.

08/16/2014

Flames and a smoke plume rise from the massive fire in a residential neighborhood September 9, 2010 in San Bruno. (Getty Images)

Judge Allows Shareholders’ Lawsuit Against PG&E Continue

A San Mateo County Superior Court judge Monday lifted a stay on a shareholders’ lawsuit that accuses PG&E Co. officers and directors of violating their fiduciary duty by allegedly failing to prevent safety violations that led to a fatal pipeline explosion in San Bruno in 2010.

08/05/2014

more

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 55,764 other followers