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Final Blasting of East Side Access (credit: MTA)

WATCH: Earth Under Manhattan Goes Kaboom For Final Blast Of East Side Access

The MTA says over 857,000 cubic yards of rock have been removed to create the new caverns and tunnels under Manhattan.

04/09/2013

New Rochelle Garbage Can Explosions

Bomb Squad Investigating After Explosions Rock New Rochelle

Investigators were searching for suspects Monday night, after a series of explosive devices detonated in New Rochelle.

03/04/2013

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Explosion Rocks Vacant Newark Building, Spreads To Nearby House

A New Jersey family was left homeless for the holidays, after their home went up in flames following an explosion nearby.

11/21/2012

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Man Killed, 2 Others Injured In New Milford House Explosion

A man trying to help a New Milford homeowner repair a propane leak was killed when the house exploded, leaving only a chimney, police said.

08/30/2012

Workers at the scene of a blast on 72nd Avenue and 2nd Avenue following a blast gone awry on Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2012. (credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

MTA: Plates Covering Second Ave. Subway Blast Site Failed

Construction workers were blasting through rock to create an escalator for the Second Avenue subway when two 1,800-pound steel plates were lifted into the air, allowing debris to rain onto the street.

08/23/2012

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Work Halted At 2nd Avenue Subway Site As Blast Investigation Under Way

Human error is being looked at as a possible cause of an underground explosion that rocked the Upper East Side Tuesday.

08/22/2012

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Was Propane To Blame For Brentwood Blast? Investigators Searching For Source

Investigators continued probing the matchstick-like rubble that was a home, until it was blown to smithereens on Tuesday, killing a toddler and injuring six adults inside.

08/15/2012

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House Leveled, Baby Killed, Many Injured In Brentwood Explosion

A family of three, including an 18-month-old baby, were inside the home as well as a plumber, insurance inspector and real estate agent at the time of the explosion. The baby was confirmed dead by authorities.

08/14/2012

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Fast Moving Blaze Rips Through LI Building

A fast-moving fire tore through a commercial building in East Farmingdale on Saturday.

07/28/2012

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Plainfield Woman Severely Burned After Refrigerator Explodes In Home

Martiza Matea suffered burns on about 60 percent of her body after the unit’s compressor apparently exploded around 7 p.m. Tuesday, authorities said.

07/18/2012

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Explosion Rocks Former Gas Station Under The High Line

The blast occurred at the site of an old Mobil station where workers were removing an underground gas tank, officials said.

06/01/2012

West Haverstraw explosion (credit: CBS 2)

Contractor Pleads Guilty To Reckless Endangerment Following West Haverstraw Townhouse Explosion

Contractor Fidel Padilla, 53, of 97 Croton Avenue, Cortlandt Manor pleaded guilty to felony reckless endangerment. His company, FGC Communications, Inc. pleaded guilty to felony assault.

05/18/2012

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Two Men Hospitalized Following Compressor Explosion At NJ Workshop

Two men were hospitalized after a compressor apparently exploded at a northern New Jersey cabinet workshop.

03/04/2012

The scene of a fatal explosion in Queens (credit: Al Jones/1010 WINS)

Police: Queens Man Killed After Firecracker Explodes In His Hand

Police said Theodore Ellinghouse was killed by a large firecracker which exploded while he was holding it in the hallway of a home at 112-21 111th Avenue in Ozone Park Monday.

01/23/2012

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Firefighters Injured In Shed Explosion On Long Island

The Nassau County Fire Marshal’s Office and the Arson/Bomb Squad said the source of the explosion was fireworks that had been stored in a three inch PVC pipe.

01/08/2012

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