Putnam Co. Man Identified As Fatality In Belle Chemical Plant Explosion

A Putnam County man was identified Wednesday as the victim in a Tuesday evening plant explosion at the Optima Chemicals Co. in Belle that shook surrounding homes and prompted a temporary shelter-in-place order for several hours.

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March 18, 1905: Thirteen Miners Killed in a Massive Explosion at Red Ash

On March 18, 1905, a freak incident led to a mine disaster at Red Ash in Fayette County. Thirteen men were under ground when a mine car ran over some…

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Feds Say Land Shift Likely Caused Explosion, Pipeline Still at Risk

A natural gas pipeline explosion that occurred last month in Marshall County was likely caused by land subsidence, or movement, according to federal…

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