SEATTLE - A deadly explosion in April at Tesoro Corp.'s oil refinery in Anacortes could have been prevented if the company had tested its equipment properly and followed other safety regulations, the Washington Department of Labor and Industries said Monday.

WASHINGTON - Lawmakers should consider creating a federal standard to limit how close companies can build high-pressure pipelines to homes, the president of the California utility whose ruptured gas pipeline led to a massive explosion and fire that killed eight people said Tuesday.

HOUSTON - A federal jury Friday awarded more than $100 million to 10 workers who claimed they were injured in 2007 when a toxic substance was released at BP PLC's Texas City plant.

ANCHORAGE, Alaska - Two large explosions and a fire leveled a maintenance building Thursday morning adjacent to a natural gas plant north of Anchorage.

ANKARA, Turkey - An explosion caused the collapse of an underground chamber of a Turkish coal mine, killing 19 workers, the government said Friday.
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