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    'Mass casualties' in US explosion

    Middletown blast: 'Mass casualties' at US power plant

    A huge explosion has rocked a power plant in the US state of Connecticut, with US media reporting at least two people killed and many more injured.

    People living several miles from the plant reported that their homes were shaken by the blast at the Kleen Energy plant, being built in Middletown.

    Black smoke could be seen pouring out of the plant site shortly afterwards.

    A receptionist at nearby Middlesex Hospital told local media it was receiving victims from the explosion.

    The Middletown Press newspaper said a gas pipeline had exploded at about 1100 (1600 GMT), and that flames were seen shooting out of it at one point.

    Locals said hundreds of people might have been working at the plant, under construction on the Connecticut river to the south of Middletown, when the blast happened.

    One witness told the Hartford Courant a test of the plant's power generating systems was being carried out.
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/8503142.stm

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    Re: 'Mass casualties' in US explosion

    Quote Originally Posted by Apocalypse View Post
    shh.

    It's Superbowl Sunday. I heard about this story earlier and I had to hunt through the Superbowl pre-game garbage before I could find an actual story.
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    Re: 'Mass casualties' in US explosion

    Quote Originally Posted by Arch Enemy View Post
    shh.

    It's Superbowl Sunday. I heard about this story earlier and I had to hunt through the Superbowl pre-game garbage before I could find an actual story.
    Well that is because the Super Bowl is more important than any real news story.

    Still a sad story to hear and I hope those who are injured recovery quickly.

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    Re: 'Mass casualties' in US explosion

    Quote Originally Posted by Apocalypse View Post
    At least 50 killed according to news reports

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    Re: 'Mass casualties' in US explosion

    Quote Originally Posted by bub View Post
    At least 50 killed according to news reports
    There were 50 workers in that power station.
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    Re: 'Mass casualties' in US explosion

    5 dead, 12 injured.

    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/35283135

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    Re: 'Mass casualties' in US explosion

    Accurate reporting seems non existent so far but one of the many I have seen say it was most likely a gas leak that caused the disaster.

    That being the case it is negligence that could be the result of poor workmanship or a design flaw or a combination of the two.

    What ever the real reason it points to need for competence in the oversight of construction. Something that is often left to people who get their positions from cronyism or political connections rather than proven competence.

    It is my experience that workers tend to do a good job when it comes to putting their lives on the line, but if they are given poor leadership and guidance and lack the proper oversight they are at the mercy of those on charge.

    This is a sad situation no doubt about it, what ever the cause.

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    Re: 'Mass casualties' in US explosion

    I've heard mixed reports on this some say 2 dead 150 wounded. Only 50 worked inside the plant in some articles while others keep giving conflicting stories. Middletown is on the other side of the state closer to hartford. I heard that the blast could be felt for 20 miles.

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    Re: 'Mass casualties' in US explosion

    Quote Originally Posted by Councilman View Post
    Accurate reporting seems non existent so far but one of the many I have seen say it was most likely a gas leak that caused the disaster.

    That being the case it is negligence that could be the result of poor workmanship or a design flaw or a combination of the two.

    What ever the real reason it points to need for competence in the oversight of construction. Something that is often left to people who get their positions from cronyism or political connections rather than proven competence.

    It is my experience that workers tend to do a good job when it comes to putting their lives on the line, but if they are given poor leadership and guidance and lack the proper oversight they are at the mercy of those on charge.

    This is a sad situation no doubt about it, what ever the cause.
    [ame=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2010_Kleen_Energy_Systems_explosion]2010 Connecticut power plant explosion - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia[/ame]
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    Re: 'Mass casualties' in US explosion

    Kleen Energy Systems? If this is some sorta treehugger's wet dream of an alternative energy power plant, it's no wonder we haven't heard much about it in the MSM. The last thing the Liberal media wants is to report to the country how one their wonderfully green power plants blew up and killed a ****load of workers. That would be way worse than the windmills that won't work in Winconsin, because it's too cold.
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