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Fire officials at the scene of a Richmond freon explosion. (CBS)

2 Hospitalized In Freon Explosion At Richmond Grocery Store

A refrigerator repairman suffered a serious cut to his hand after a pipe exploded and started leaking Freon gas at a Richmond grocery store Monday afternoon, the Richmond fire chief said.

04/22/2013

Blown out plate glass windows lay shattered on the sidewalk and street after the West Fertilizer Company exploded on April 18, 2013 in West, Texas. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Search For Survivors In Massive Texas Fertlizer Plant Explosion

Rescuers searched the smoking remnants of a Texas farm town Thursday for survivors of a thunderous fertilizer plant explosion, gingerly checking smashed houses and apartments for anyone still trapped in debris or bodies of the dead.

04/18/2013

Flames rise from the scene where an explosion leveled a fertilizer plant in West, texas. (CBS News)

Up To 15 Dead, 100+ Hurt In Texas Fertilizer Plant Explosion

Rescue workers searched rubble early Thursday for survivors of a fertilizer plant explosion in a small Texas town that killed as many as 15 people and injured more than 160 others. The blast left the factory a smoldering ruin and leveled homes and businesses for blocks in every direction.

04/18/2013

A chimney is all that remains at a burned home near the epicenter of the gas line explosion that devastated a neighborhood in San Bruno. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

PG&E Reports Progress On Safety Following San Bruno Blast

More than two and a half years after a pipeline explosion killed eight people in San Bruno, Pacific Gas & Electric Co. said Tuesday it has made sure that all of its gas transmission lines coursing through urban areas are running at safe operating pressures.

03/26/2013

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Prius Catches Fire In Corte Madera Garage, Causes Explosion

A hybrid car that caught fire in the garage of a Corte Madera home set off an explosion that burned part of the home, nearly injuring the woman residing there.

03/06/2013

A man in Moscow looks at a computer screen displaying a picture reportedly taken in the Urals city of Chelyabinsk on February 15, 2013, showing the trail of a meteorite above a residential area of the city. A heavy meteor shower rained down today on central Russia, sowing panic as the hurtling space debris smashed windows and injured dozens of stunned locals, officials said. (YURI KADOBNOV/AFP/Getty Images)

NorCal Scientist Says Meteor Explosion Nearly Impossible To Predict

An event similar to the meteor explosion in the sky over Russia Friday morning, which blasted out countless windows and injured as many as 1,000 people, could happen without much warning in California, according to a local space scientist.

02/15/2013

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School Closing Near San Bruno Pipeline Explosion Site

Too few students forced the school board to close an elementary school near the site of the 2010 San Bruno natural gas pipeline explosion.

02/15/2013

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Explosion Aboard 30-Foot Boat In Alameda Marina Hospitalizes Boater

A boater was hospitalized in a Northern California burn center after an explosion aboard his 30-foot vessel at an Alameda marina dock.

02/08/2013

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UC Davis Researcher Facing Firearm, Explosives Possession Charges After Explosion

A chemistry researcher at the University of California, Davis who was injured in an explosion at his campus apartment last week faces 10 charges of possessing firearms and explosives.

01/24/2013

An explosion occurred inside this apartment on the UC Davis campus. (CBS)

Researcher Injured In Explosion On UC Davis Campus

Officials at the University of California, Davis say a junior researcher has been injured in a small explosion at an apartment on campus, and police have found chemicals inside the building.

01/17/2013

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