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Aerospace Company in Newport Fined $500K for 2015 Explosion
NEWPORT, Wash. (AP) — An eastern Washington aerospace company has been fined $500,000 by the state Department of Labor and Industries, one of the largest penalties ever assessed by the agency.
The agency announced the settlement Thursday in its case against Zodiac Cabin & Structures Sup…
4 Injured in Explosion at University of Idaho
MOSCOW, Idaho (AP) — University of Idaho officials say four people were injured in an explosion that happened in a parking lot where people had gathered to test an experimental rocket.
Officials said in a statement the explosion happened just before 10 p...
Thousands Lose Power After Ephrata Substation Explosion
EPHRATA (AP) — Authorities say customers in a small central Washington town were without power after an explosion at a public utility district substation.
The Grant County Sheriff's Office said on Facebook Wednesday evening that a Grant County Public Utility District substation caught fire…
Detectives Investigate Anti-Semitic Graffiti, Arsons
BURIEN (AP) — Authorities are investigating anti-Semitic graffiti and fires set outside a home just south of Seattle in Burien.
The Seattle Times reports deputies got a report of an explosion and fire at about 4:30 a.m. Thursday.
King County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Cindi West says depu…
Woman Arrested for Arson in Arlington Fire
ARLINGTON (AP) — Officials say a 53-year-old woman has been arrested in connection with a fire that destroyed a building and displaced 15 people north of Seattle.
The city of Arlington said in a news release Thursday evening that police arrested the woman for arson...
Feds Issue Safety Alert Stemming From Tesoro Refinery Blast
ANACORTES, Wash. (AP) — Federal investigators issued new safety recommendations aimed at preventing accidents similar to the 2010 explosion that killed seven workers at the Tesoro refinery in Anacortes.
The U.S. Chemical Safety Board released the safety alert Thursday after concluding that new …
Regulators Fault Procedures in Blast at Natural Gas Facility
PLYMOUTH, Wash. (AP) — Federal and state regulators say the main cause of an explosion in 2014 at a southeastern Washington natural gas facility was inadequate procedures that allowed oxygen to remain in the system.
A pressure vessel ruptured at the Williams Northwest Pipeline facility in Plymouth, W…
State Fines Grant County PUD Over Dam Explosion
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — The Grant County Public Utility District #2 has been fined $35,000 for safety violations following an explosion at its Priest Rapids Dam near the town of Beverly last October.
Six workers were hospitalized with serious electrical burns...
Dramatic Blast, Fire Shut Down Interstate 90 Near Moses Lake
MOSES LAKE (AP) — A dramatic fire and explosion that sent a propane tank flying 1,000 feet has burned five buildings at a company that makes plastic tarps to cover haystacks and set fire to 11,000 tons of hay in central Washington state.
The blaze closed Interstate 90, the state's main eas…

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