Industrial accidents

May 17, 2017 - 7:24 am
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Polish authorities say an explosion at a black gunpowder plant in southwestern Poland has injured 17 people and left two others missing. A spokesman for local firefighters, Jozef Koszalka, said Wednesday that the plant in Makolno, in the Wroclaw region, collapsed in the blast...
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FILE - In a Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2015, file photo, former Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship, left, walks out of the Robert C. Byrd U.S. Courthouse after the jury deliberated for a fifth full day in his trial, in Charleston, W. Va. Blankenship is finishing up his one-year federal prison sentence related to the deadliest U.S. mine explosion in four decades. According to the U.S. Bureau of Prisons website, Blankenship is set to be released Wednesday, May 10, 2017, from a halfway house in Phoenix. He must serve one year of supervised release. (AP Photo/Chris Tilley, File)
May 10, 2017 - 4:43 am
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Former Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship is finishing up a one-year federal prison sentence arising from the deadliest U.S. mine explosion in four decades. According to the U.S. Bureau of Prisons website, Blankenship was set to be released Wednesday from a halfway house in...
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FILE - In a Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2015, file photo, former Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship, left, walks out of the Robert C. Byrd U.S. Courthouse after the jury deliberated for a fifth full day in his trial, in Charleston, W. Va. Blankenship is finishing up his one-year federal prison sentence related to the deadliest U.S. mine explosion in four decades. According to the U.S. Bureau of Prisons website, Blankenship is set to be released Wednesday, May 10, 2017, from a halfway house in Phoenix. He must serve one year of supervised release. (AP Photo/Chris Tilley, File)
May 10, 2017 - 4:41 am
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Former Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship is finishing up a one-year federal prison sentence related to the deadliest U.S. mine explosion in four decades. According to the U.S. Bureau of Prisons website, Blankenship is set to be released Wednesday from a halfway house in...
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In this photo released by an official website of the office of the Iranian Presidency, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, center, addresses coal miners during his visit to the site of a deadly mine explosion in Zemestanyourt mine, near Azadshar, northern Iran, Sunday, May 7, 2017. Angry coal miners besieged a car carrying Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Sunday after he visited the site of a deadly mine explosion, a rare protest targeting the nation's top elected official as he campaigns for re-election. (Iranian Presidency Office via AP)
May 07, 2017 - 9:58 am
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Angry coal miners besieged a car carrying Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Sunday after he visited the site of a deadly mine explosion, a rare protest targeting the nation's top elected official as he campaigns for re-election. Soot-covered miners, enraged over the disaster...
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In this picture released by the Tasnim News Agency, miners and rescue personnel carry an injured mine worker after a coal mine explosion, near Azadshahr in northern Iran, Wednesday, May, 3, 2017. Iranian state media said Wednesday that a large explosion struck the coal mine, trapping dozens of miners and killing at least two. Ambulances, helicopters and other rescue vehicles raced to the scene on Wednesday in Golestan province as authorities worked to determine the scale of the emergency. (AP Photo/Tasnim News Agency, Mostafa Hassanzadeh)
May 04, 2017 - 9:59 am
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — A coal mine explosion that struck northern Iran killed at least 35 people, semi-official news agencies reported Thursday, as rescuers worked a second day to reach those trapped inside after the blast. The Fars, Mehr and Tasnim news agencies all carried similar reports Thursday...
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In this picture released by the Tasnim News Agency, miners and rescue personnel carry an injured mine worker after a coal mine explosion, near Azadshahr in northern Iran, Wednesday, May, 3, 2017. Iranian state media said Wednesday that a large explosion struck the coal mine, trapping dozens of miners and killing at least two. Ambulances, helicopters and other rescue vehicles raced to the scene on Wednesday in Golestan province as authorities worked to determine the scale of the emergency. (AP Photo/Tasnim News Agency, Mostafa Hassanzadeh)
May 03, 2017 - 12:52 pm
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — A large explosion struck a coal mine in northern Iran on Wednesday, trapping dozens of miners and killing at least two, state media reported. Ambulances, helicopters and other rescue vehicles raced to the scene in Iran's northern Golestan province as authorities worked to...
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Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, right, and Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko visit the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in Chernobyl, Ukraine, Wednesday, April 26, 2017. April 26 marks the 31st anniversary of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster. A reactor at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant exploded on April 26, 1986, leading to an explosion and the subsequent fire spewed a radioactive plume over much of northern Europe. (AP Photo/Sergei Chuzavkov)
April 26, 2017 - 2:44 pm
MINSK, Belarus (AP) — About 400 people have marched in Minsk, the capital of Belarus, to mark the anniversary of the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear power plant disaster and protest the construction of a nuclear plant in Belarus. Wednesday was the 31st anniversary of the explosion and fire at the nuclear...
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April 20, 2017 - 8:40 am
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A widow of a Richland County man who was killed in a plant explosion has filed a suit against his employer. News outlets report the widow of 63-year-old Alton Ray Zeigler, a retired master sergeant in the U.S. Army, filed a wrongful death suit in federal court Wednesday...
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April 16, 2017 - 7:06 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Federal and state workers have reduced the amount of pressure in an oil well that is misting natural gas on Alaska's frozen North Slope, officials said Sunday. Workers from the Alaska Department of Conservation and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Saturday night...
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April 16, 2017 - 7:00 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Federal and state workers have reduced the amount of pressure in an oil well that is misting natural gas on Alaska's frozen North Slope, officials said Sunday. Workers from the Alaska Department of Conservation and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Saturday night...
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