Occupational accidents

Jefferson Parish, La., authorities and others from other parishes respond to an oil rig explosion in Lake Pontchartrain off Kenner, La., Sunday, Oct. 15, 2017. (Matthew Hinton/The Advocate via AP)
October 16, 2017 - 6:21 pm
KENNER, La. (AP) — Authorities searched by air and water Monday for a Texas man who disappeared when an oil and gas platform exploded on a lake near New Orleans. Seven people were injured in the Sunday night blast and fire, including three who were in critical condition, authorities said. The...
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October 12, 2017 - 4:41 pm
ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. (AP) — Several employees of a North Carolina prison have been injured during an attempted inmate escape. The state Department of Public Safety posted on its twitter account Thursday that the attempted breakout from Pasquotank Correctional Institution in Elizabeth City involved...
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Mike Cossey, of Bureau Veritas, uses an air monitor to check the quality of air at a police roadblock marking the 1.5-mile perimeter of the evacuation area around the Arkema Inc. chemical plant Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017, in Crosby, Texas. The Houston-area chemical plant that lost power after Harvey engulfed the area in extensive floods was rocked by multiple explosions early Thursday, the plant's operator said. The Arkema Inc. plant had been left without refrigeration for chemicals that become volatile as the temperature rises. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
September 01, 2017 - 5:05 am
HOUSTON (AP) — At least 2 tons of highly unstable chemicals used in such products as plastics and paint exploded and burned at a flood-crippled plant near Houston, sending up a plume of acrid black smoke that stung the eyes and lungs. The blaze that began early Thursday at the Arkema Inc. chemical...
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Mike Cossey, of Bureau Veritas, uses an air monitor to check the quality of air at a police roadblock marking the 1.5-mile perimeter of the evacuation area around the Arkema Inc. chemical plant Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017, in Crosby, Texas. The Houston-area chemical plant that lost power after Harvey engulfed the area in extensive floods was rocked by multiple explosions early Thursday, the plant's operator said. The Arkema Inc. plant had been left without refrigeration for chemicals that become volatile as the temperature rises. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
August 31, 2017 - 9:13 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — At least 2 tons of highly unstable chemicals used in such products as plastics and paint exploded and burned at a flood-crippled plant near Houston early Thursday, sending up a plume of acrid black smoke that stung the eyes and lungs. The blaze at the Arkema Inc. chemical plant...
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Richard Rennard, president of acrylic monomers, America for Arkema Inc. speaks during a news conference Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017, in Crosby, Texas. The Houston-area chemical plant that lost power after Harvey engulfed the area in extensive floods was rocked by multiple explosions early Thursday, the plant's operator said. The Arkema Inc. plant had been left without refrigeration for chemicals that become volatile as the temperature rises. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
August 31, 2017 - 3:51 pm
CROSBY, Texas (AP) — The Latest on a Houston-area chemical plant that lost power after Harvey (all times local): 2:50 p.m. State and federal environmental regulators say they are assisting local officials responding to a chemical plant explosion outside Houston. That includes monitoring the smoke...
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Richard Rennard, president of acrylic monomers, America for Arkema Inc. speaks during a news conference Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017, in Crosby, Texas. The Houston-area chemical plant that lost power after Harvey engulfed the area in extensive floods was rocked by multiple explosions early Thursday, the plant's operator said. The Arkema Inc. plant had been left without refrigeration for chemicals that become volatile as the temperature rises. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
August 31, 2017 - 3:21 pm
CROSBY, Texas (AP) — The Latest on a Houston-area chemical plant that lost power after Harvey (all times local): 2:20 p.m. The Harris County sheriff's office says 15 deputies who complained of respiratory irritation after a fire started at a Houston-area chemical plant have been released from the...
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In this Russian Emergency Situations Ministry photo, made available on Friday, Aug. 25, 2017 shows a bus being pulled out of the water at a pier in Volna village, Krasnodar region, Russia . The bus was carrying workers who were building a pier for an oil company on the Black Sea coast not far from Crimea, the Russian Investigative Committee said. (Russian Ministry for Emergency Situations photo via AP)
August 25, 2017 - 7:22 am
MOSCOW (AP) — A bus carrying construction workers drove off a pier in southern Russia on Friday, killing at least 17 people, officials said. The bus was carrying workers who were building a pier for an oil company on the Black Sea coast not far from Crimea, the Investigative Committee said. Several...
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August 25, 2017 - 5:07 am
MOSCOW (AP) — A bus carrying construction workers drove off a pier in southern Russia on Friday, killing at least 16 people, officials said. The bus was carrying workers who were building a pier for an oil company on the Black Sea coast not far from Crimea, the Investigative Committee said. Several...
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August 25, 2017 - 4:32 am
MOSCOW (AP) — A bus carrying construction workers drove off a pier in southern Russia on Friday, killing at least 14 people, officials said. The bus was carrying workers who were building a pier for an oil company on the Black Sea coast not far from Crimea, the Investigative Committee said. Several...
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August 23, 2017 - 5:19 pm
GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina police chief says officers have arrested a man wanted in the deaths of two South Carolina bank branch workers. Greenville Police Chief Mark Holtzman told local news outlets Wednesday the department received a 911 call that someone had seen 32-year-old...
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