Industrial accidents

An iron cross bearing the numbers of Ironworkers Local union chapters from Portland and Seattle stands next to flowers, Monday, April 29, 2019, at a memorial on a median across the street from where a construction crane collapsed and fell Saturday, killing four people, two of whom were ironworkers. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
April 30, 2019 - 1:06 am
SEATTLE (AP) — It appears workers who were disassembling a construction crane had prematurely removed pins securing the sections of the crane's mast to each other, and that could explain why it toppled Saturday, killing four people, experts said. Crane accident investigator Tom Barth said Monday...
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Fire and police crew members work to clear the scene where a construction crane fell from a building on Google's new Seattle campus crashing down onto one of the city's busiest streets and killing multiple people on Saturday, April 27, 2019. (AP Photo/Frank Kuin)
April 29, 2019 - 12:18 am
SEATTLE (AP) — Officials in Washington state on Monday are expected to release the identities of the four people killed when a construction crane fell from a Seattle building. The King County Medical Examiner's office has said it would release the names of the female and three males who died...
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Fire and police crew members work to clear the scene where a construction crane fell from a building on Google's new Seattle campus crashing down onto one of the city's busiest streets and killing multiple people on Saturday, April 27, 2019. (AP Photo/Frank Kuin)
April 28, 2019 - 4:53 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — A college freshman was among the four people killed when a construction crane fell from a building and crashed onto one of Seattle's busiest streets, the university said Sunday. Sarah Wong, who intended to major in nursing, was in a car when the crane fell from a building under...
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With a portion of the broken crane on the roof behind, a worker suspended in a basket clears debris from a building damaged when the crane atop it collapsed a day earlier, Sunday, April 28, 2019, in Seattle. The construction crane fell from a building on Google's new campus during a storm that brought wind gusts, crashing down onto one of the city's busiest streets and killing multiple people. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
April 28, 2019 - 2:56 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — The Latest on a crane collapse in Seattle (all times local): 11:30 a.m. Seattle Pacific University officials say one of its students was among the four people killed when a construction crane fell from a building and crashed onto one of Seattle's busiest streets. The university says...
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A construction crane working on a building near the intersection of Mercer Street and Fairview Avenue near Interstate 5 collapsed, Saturday afternoon, April 27, 2019, in Seattle. Several people have died and a few others are hospitalized after the construction crane fell onto a street in downtown Seattle on Saturday. (Genna Martin/seattlepi.com via AP)
April 27, 2019 - 11:34 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — The Latest on a construction crane collapsed in downtown Seattle (all times local): 8:30 p.m. Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan says the people previously identified as crane operators who died when a crane fell from a building Saturday were ironworkers. Durkan said Saturday night that she...
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April 27, 2019 - 8:29 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — A construction crane collapsed in downtown Seattle on Saturday, and initial reports indicate it damaged several cars. The crane collapsed on Mercer Street near Interstate 5 shortly before 4 p.m. No word yet on any injuries. The Seattle Times tweeted that several vehicles and a...
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In this still image from video provided by ABC7 Chicago, a fire engine sprays water on a container of the chemical that farmers use for soil after after anhydrous ammonia leaked Thursday, April 25, 2019, in Beach Park, Ill. Authorities say dozens of people have been taken to hospitals after anhydrous ammonia leaked from containers that a tractor was pulling in the Chicago suburb. (ABC7 Chicago via AP)
April 25, 2019 - 4:54 pm
BEACH PARK, Ill. (AP) — A chemical leak that caused a toxic plume to hang for hours over a northern Chicago suburb Thursday sickened dozens of people, including seven who are in critical condition, officials said. Lake Forest Fire Chief Mike Gallo said a tractor was towing two separate two-ton...
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This image released by Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO) shows the operation floor above a cooling pool at Unit 3 of the Fukushima nuclear power plant in Okuma town, Fukushima prefecture, northeastern Japan, Monday, April 15, 2019. The operator TEPCO of the tsunami-wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant began removing fuel from the cooling pool at one of three reactors that melted down in the 2011 disaster, a milestone in the decades-long process to decommission the plant. (Tokyo Electric Power Co. via AP)
April 15, 2019 - 6:55 am
TOKYO (AP) — The operator of the tsunami-wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant began removing fuel Monday from a cooling pool at one of three reactors that melted down in the 2011 disaster, a milestone in what will be a decades-long process to decommission the facility. Tokyo Electric Power Co. said...
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Yoon Chang-yul, second from right, a senior official at the Prime Minister's Office, announces the government's stance on the World Trade Organization's ruling in favor of South Korea 's import ban on Japanese seafood at the government complex in Sejong, South Korea, Friday, April 12, 2019. South Korea on Friday welcomed the decision and said it will continue to block all fishery products from Fukushima and seven neighboring prefectures to ensure "only foods that are confirmed as safe are put on the table. (Jin Sung-chul/Yonhap via AP)
April 12, 2019 - 3:27 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The World Trade Organization has upheld South Korea's import ban on Japanese seafood from areas affected by the 2011 nuclear disaster in Fukushima, overturning a ruling by a lower panel last year that said Seoul was unfairly discriminating against Japanese products. The...
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This aerial photo shows firefighters spraying water on a fire at the KMCO chemical plant on Tuesday, April 2, 2019 in Crosby, Texas. Authorities say the fire has been contained at the plant near Houston and they have lifted an order that instructed residents within a 1-mile (1.6 kilometers) radius of the facility to stay indoors. (Elizabeth Conley/Houston Chronicle via AP)
April 05, 2019 - 3:59 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Two major chemical plant fires near Houston just 17 days apart closed schools, leaked toxic chemicals into coastal waters and killed a worker, but there's a good chance they won't lead to big industry crackdowns in oil-friendly Texas. Federal investigators have yet to announce...
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