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Arizona Driver Killed In Accident Involving Car Fitted With Recalled Takata Airbags

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Another deadly accident involving Takata airbags has just been reported in the United States, bringing the death toll to 26 worldwide.  According to a series of news outlets, an August 20 accident in Mesa, Arizona, involving a 2002 Honda Civic caused the death of one person after the Takata airbag inflator containing ammonium nitrate exploded. …

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Lithium Batteries on Planes Pose Safety Concerns

Shipments of lithium batteries on planes are posing a serious safety hazards, according to some industry experts. New tougher international rules will go into effect in the next year, but power-cell makers and pilot groups are fighting about even stricter rules. Generally, these batteries are safe, but they can spontaneously explode and cause serious fires …

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Gas Line Explosion Destroys West Virginia Highway

Road crews were working Tuesday to repair Interstate 77 near Charleston, W.V., after a massive explosion because of an apparent gas leak. There were no reported deaths, but four homes completely burned to the ground and dozens of people were evacuated. The West Virginia Department of Transportation said approximately 800 feet of highway was destroyed …

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Part for Flammable Gas Lines Recalled for Explosion Hazard

Fu San Machinery issued a recall of approximately 163,000 low lead ball valves because they can crack and cause a gas leakage. If the valves crack, a fire or explosion could occur. The recall includes seven brands of shut-off valves used in residential and commercial settings. Those are Aqualine, AY McDonald, FNW, Hodes Co., Legend, …

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Former Trooper Concerned About Increase Train Traffic

A former Washington State Patrol trooper has questioned the logic of adding as many as 60 trains a day hauling coal through Spokane County en route to China. The trooper said the elevated tracks through downtown are already a safety concern, and if a derailment occurs there, potentially hazardous cargo could cause a catastrophe in …

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