• July 29, 2014

West fertilizer plant

Firefighters conduct search and rescue at an apartment destroyed by an explosion April 18 at the the West Fertilizer Co. in West. The Texas company that operated the fertilizer plant where a thunderous explosion in April killed 15 people is facing $118,300 in fines for two dozen serious safety violations, including a failure to have an emergency response plan, federal officials said Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013.

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