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Business 03 May 2013 | 10:52 AM Premium

At Texas fertilizer plant, a history of theft, tampering

NEW YORK: The Texas fertilizer plant that exploded two weeks ago, killing 14 people and injuring about 200, was a repeat target of theft by intruders who tampered with tanks and caused the release of toxic chemicals, police records reviewed by Reuters show.

World 23 Apr 2013 | 12:00 AM Premium

Texas fertilizer plant owner sued after deadly explosion

(Reuters) - The owner of a fertilizer plant that exploded last week killing 14 people and destroying dozens of homes and an apartment complex in a tiny Texas town is being sued by a single mom and by several insurance companies.

World 23 Apr 2013 | 12:00 AM Premium

Rail car with ammonium nitrate didn't cause Texas blast - fire official

WEST, Texas (Reuters) - A rail car filled with extremely hazardous ammonium nitrate did not cause the fiery explosion at a Texas fertilizer plant, investigators said on Tuesday, in their first statement ruling out possible sources of the deadly blast six days ago.

World 21 Apr 2013 | 12:00 AM Premium

Residents return to Texas blast site

WEST, Texas: Some residents displaced by a massive blast at a Texas fertilizer plant were allowed to return to their homes Saturday as officials held firm on a toll of 14 dead.

World 20 Apr 2013 | 12:00 AM Premium

Residents return for look at Texas homes after deadly blast

WEST, Texas (Reuters) - Officials began allowing some residents to return to their homes on Saturday for their first look at the damage from a deadly blast at a Texas fertilizer plant.

World 20 Apr 2013 | 12:00 AM Premium

Investigators seek cause of Texas blast that killed at least 14

WEST, Texas (Reuters) - Investigators sifted through debris on Friday to determine the cause of a Texas fertilizer plant explosion that obliterated parts of a small town and killed at least 14 people, including volunteer firefighters who had raced to the scene in advance to douse a blaze.

World 19 Apr 2013 | 12:00 AM Premium

Mayor says 14 dead in Texas fertilizer plant blast

WEST, Texas (Reuters) - The death toll in the West, Texas, explosion at a fertilizer plant has reached 14 people, Mayor Tommy Muska said on Thursday.

World 19 Apr 2013 | 12:00 AM Premium

Rescuers search for survivors of Texas fertilizer plant blast

WEST, Texas (Reuters) - Rescuers searched on Thursday for survivors in the rubble of homes destroyed by a fiery fertilizer plant explosion in a rural Texas town that the mayor said had killed at least 14 people.

World 19 Apr 2013 | 12:00 AM Premium

Investigators seek cause of Texas blast that killed at least 12

WEST, Texas (Reuters) - Investigators searched for clues on Friday to the cause of a Texas fertilizer plant explosion that obliterated sections of a small town and killed at least 12 people, including volunteer fire-fighters who raced to the scene to douse a blaze.

World 19 Apr 2013 | 12:00 AM Premium

Rescuers fear more bodies in Texas blast town

Rescuers in Texas feared the death toll could go up as they continued the painstaking task of looking for survivors in the rubble following a massive blast at a fertilizer factory that killed as many as 15 people and destroyed dozens of homes.