Occupational accidents

A large swath of downtown Sun Prairie remains closed Wednesday morning, July 11, 2018 in the wake of a gas leak explosion Tuesday evening that leveled a downtown Sun Prairie bar, caused a massive fire at a pizza restaurant, killed a firefighter and and injured more than a dozen other people. Firefighters remained on the scene. (Steve Apps/Wisconsin State Journal via AP)
July 12, 2018 - 7:05 pm
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A communications company said Thursday that a subcontractor was working "on site" before an explosion that killed a Wisconsin firefighter this week. Authorities have said a crew punctured a natural gas main in downtown Sun Prairie on Tuesday, resulting in an explosion that...
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July 07, 2018 - 12:40 am
CLINTON, N.C. (AP) — An explosion and fire at a propane cylinder plant in North Carolina has injured two workers. Sampson County spokeswoman Susan Holder tells news outlets emergency management received a call of multiple explosions at the Rapid Xchange facility on Friday afternoon. Two workers...
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Damaged buildings and cars litter the site where several fireworks workshops exploded in Tultepec, Mexico, Thursday, July 5, 2018. More than a dozen people were killed and at least 40 injured when a series of explosions ripped through fireworks workshops in a town just north of Mexico City. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)
July 06, 2018 - 5:04 pm
TULTEPEC, Mexico (AP) — Grieving emergency personnel in the Mexico City suburb of Tultepec carried the caskets of four comrades through the town's streets Friday as authorities investigated whether an attempt to douse burning fireworks with water may have triggered further blasts that killed a...
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June 20, 2018 - 5:20 pm
BLYTHEWOOD, S.C. (AP) — Authorities say an Indiana construction worker driving a lift has been killed after it was struck by an 18-wheeler on Interstate 77 in South Carolina. Highway Patrol Lance Cpl. David Jones said the lift was in the roadway as part of a project on a bridge at exit 27 near...
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June 13, 2018 - 6:32 am
BENSALEM, Pa. (AP) — An official says the rescue effort has ended for a worker trapped underground by a gas explosion in Pennsylvania. Fire Battalion Chief Rob Sponheimer on Wednesday says it has become a recovery effort because of high gas levels where the man was trapped following the blast at...
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A plane of the Star Alliance is damaging after a push-car caught fire at the airport in Frankfurt, Monday, June 11, 2018. ( Boris Roessler/dpa via AP)
June 11, 2018 - 10:40 am
BERLIN (AP) — German airline Lufthansa says 10 airport workers have suffered minor injuries from smoke inhalation when a vehicle pulling a jet to a gate caught on fire. Lufthansa said that it was still not clear how the fire broke out Monday morning at Frankfurt Airport, but that the cockpit of the...
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FILE - This Dec. 19, 2001 file photo shows Anthony Bourdain, the owner and chef of Les Halles restaurant, sitting at one of the tables in New York. On Friday, June 8, 2018, Bourdain was found dead in his hotel room in France, while working on his CNN series on culinary traditions around the world. (AP Photo/Jim Cooper,File)
June 10, 2018 - 11:20 am
Anthony Bourdain's culinary passions went far beyond the cuisine he put on a plate. He also was committed to the immigrant workers who toil in his and other kitchens throughout the restaurant industry. Bourdain, who died Friday in France in an apparent suicide at age 61, was an outspoken critic of...
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June 04, 2018 - 6:22 am
ATLANTA (AP) — A contractor who was hit by a train while working on the tracks of Atlanta's transit rail system is critically injured. Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority spokeswoman Stephany Fisher tells news outlets that the contractor was in a work vehicle on the rails near Medical...
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May 22, 2018 - 3:46 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Authorities say the death of a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention employee whose body was found in a river in Atlanta has been ruled a suicide. Fulton County chief medical examiner Dr. Jan Gorniak said Tuesday that Timothy Cunningham's death was a suicide by drowning. Gorniak...
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May 21, 2018 - 1:13 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Medical examiner reports show that inmates who last fall unleashed the bloodiest prison escape attempt in North Carolina history used hammers to crush skulls and scissors to spear flesh when they killed four employees. The newly released reports offer new details about October'...
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