Occupational accidents

May 12, 2017 - 9:23 am
ELKIN, N.C. (AP) — An employee has died after an explosion at a North Carolina golf course. Wilkes County Chief Deputy Sheriff David Carson says the fire was reported early Thursday at the Countryside Golf Course in Elkin. Investigators say 64-year-old Gary Jordan died when a fire started in a...
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May 11, 2017 - 8:53 am
ROCKY RIVER, Ohio (AP) — Police in suburban Cleveland say a half-naked man intentionally crashed his car into a closed convenience store to get beer, injuring himself and a store employee. Rocky River police say the 45-year-old driver was wearing nothing from the waist down when he crashed through...
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May 10, 2017 - 7:06 am
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Officials with Westinghouse Electric Co. say they are making changes at their nuclear fuel plant in South Carolina to improve operations. The State newspaper reported ( http://bit.ly/2qqm3Wi ) company officials told a public meeting Tuesday that the changes should prevent any...
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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 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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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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FILE - In this Sunday Sept. 16, 2012 file photo, South Sudanese men sing and clap as they ride on the truck carrying WFP food supplies to a warehouse, in Yida camp, South Sudan. The World Food Program said Friday April 14, 2017 it is "horrified" to learn that three of its South Sudan workers were killed this week in violence in the western town of Wau, as the country's civil war continues under warnings of possible genocide. (AP Photo/Mackenzie Knowles-Coursin, File)
April 14, 2017 - 10:00 am
JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — The World Food Program said Friday it is "horrified" to learn that three of its South Sudan workers were killed this week in violence in the western town of Wau, as the country's civil war continues under warnings of possible genocide. A statement from the U.N. agency said...
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FILE - In this Sunday Sept. 16, 2012 file photo, South Sudanese men sing and clap as they ride on the truck carrying WFP food supplies to a warehouse, in Yida camp, South Sudan. The World Food Program said Friday April 14, 2017 it is "horrified" to learn that three of its South Sudan workers were killed this week in violence in the western town of Wau, as the country's civil war continues under warnings of possible genocide. (AP Photo/Mackenzie Knowles-Coursin, File)
April 14, 2017 - 8:41 am
JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — The World Food Program said Friday it is "horrified" to learn that three of its South Sudan workers were killed this week in violence in the western town of Wau, as the country's civil war continues under warnings of possible genocide. A statement from the U.N. agency said...
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