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A transformer erupted in flames at St. John's University on Staten Island on Saturday, May 16. (Credit: Dave Carlin/CBS2)

Transformer Explodes Outside Library At St. John’s Staten Island Campus

Con Edison said lightning may be to blame for a transformer explosion and fire that broke out in the Staten Island campus of St. John’s University.

05/16/2015

Emergency workers on the scene of a fatal explosion in Hastings-on-Hudson. (credit: CBS2)

2 People Killed In Explosion In Hastings-On-Hudson

An old oil tank exploded Thursday as it was being excavated from behind a home in Hastings-on-Hudson, shooting flames in the sky and leaving two men dead.

05/07/2015

An MTA worker is caught in the midst of an explosion while trying to remove a garbage can from the tracks on May 3, 2015. (credit: DJ Hammers via YouTube)

CBS2 Exclusive: Man Catches Video Of MTA Worker Caught In Blast On Subway Track

The incident took place Sunday morning on the 6 line at the Cypress Avenue subway station.

05/04/2015

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Family, Friends Mourn Nicholas Figueroa, Man Killed In East Village Explosion, Fire

Nicholas Figueroa was on a lunch date when he was killed in an explosion and fire on 2nd Avenue in March. The blast claimed two lives.

04/06/2015

Gas inspectors at a building on 155th Street in Harlem. (Credit: CBS2)

Calls For Gas Inspections Skyrocket After East Village Explosion

Calls from customers concerned about gas leaks have risen sharply since the deadly explosion last week in the East Village, and Con Edison inspectors have been working at a frantic pace.

04/03/2015

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CBS2 Exclusive: Con Ed Says No Leak At East Village Building During Inspection Before Blast

Mayor Bill de Blasio on Thursday said the evidence pointed to a gas explosion in the blast that destroyed several buildings in the East Village – even though there were no reports of odors or leaks.

03/27/2015

A building burns after an explosion on 2nd Avenue on March 26, 2015 in New York City. The seven alarm fire drew firefighters from across the city. A number of injuries have been reported. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

19 Injured In Apparent Gas Explosion, Collapse At East Village Buildings

A gas explosion ripped through four buildings and ended up leveling three of them, leaving a total of 19 people injured in a bustling section of the East Village Thursday afternoon.

03/26/2015

Woman rescued in East Village after building explosion/collapse

CBS2 Exclusive: Man Steps In To Rescue Woman On Fire Escape In East Village Blast

Some passersby who were in the East Village at the time of the devastating explosion and fire Thursday afternoon said they were lucky to be alive – and one woman even said her shirt caught fire.

03/26/2015

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East Village Buildings In Explosion Housed Popular Restaurants

The buildings that were damaged or destroyed in a massive explosion and fire in the East Village Thursday housed two popular restaurants, and one of them was once the home to a former star of “The Sopranos.”

03/26/2015

Dog on stretcher carried out of Oradell Animal Hospital in Paramus (Levon Putney/WCBS 880)

1 Worker Still Hospitalized After Paramus Animal Hospital Explosion

Two of the three workers injured when an MRI machine exploded at a Paramus, New Jersey animal hospital last week had released from the hospital as of Monday.

03/09/2015

A man was injured  after a natural gas explosion rocked his Point Pleasant Beach home on Monday, March 2, 2015. (credit: Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office)

Point Pleasant Beach Man Badly Burned In Gas Explosion

Around 1:40 a.m., authorities said a 47-year-old man woke up to the strong smell of gas inside his home on Rear Cooks Lane.

03/02/2015

Smoke rises from the debris of a home that exploded in Stafford Township, N.J. on Feb. 24, 2015. (credit: CBS2)

Gas Leak From Street Blamed In Stafford Township House Explosion That Hurt 15

Investigators say natural gas leaking from an underground main traveled into a New Jersey house, built up in its basement and exploded when it came in contact with an open flame from an appliance in the house.

02/25/2015

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Woman Suffers Serious Burns In Brentwood House Explosion

Ryan Flanagan was listed in stable condition in the intensive care unit with burns to her lower extremities.

02/23/2015

A massive blaze broke out after an explosion at a Brentwood gas station. (Credit: Michael Kramer)

Massive Blaze Breaks Out At Brentwood Gas Station

A massive fire caused significant damage to a Brentwood gas station. Firefighters were able to keep the flames from spreading to nearby fuel pumps.

12/22/2014

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Nissan Recalls More Than 52,000 Vehicles Over Faulty Air Bags

Nissan is recalling more than 52,000 vehicles for passenger air bags that can explode with too much force and send shards of metal into the passenger compartment.

11/09/2014

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