Occupational accidents

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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People crowd around the site of an accident where a section of an under construction overpass collapsed in Varanasi, India, Tuesday, May 15, 2018. A highway overpass being built in north India has collapsed, with disaster officials saying more than a dozen people were killed when an immense concrete slab slammed down onto the road below. (AP Photo)
May 16, 2018 - 12:00 am
LUCKNOW, India (AP) — A highway overpass being built in north India collapsed, killing 18 people when an immense concrete slab slammed down onto the crowded road below, officials said Wednesday. Five injured people were pulled from the wreckage, police said. Two were seriously hurt. Local media...
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April 30, 2018 - 1:25 pm
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Federal safety inspectors say an air filter blew off a corn grinding device shortly before a deadly explosion demolished a southern Wisconsin corn mill last summer. Officials with the U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board held a news conference Monday to discuss...
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This aerial image from video provided by KSTP-TV in Minneapolis, shows smoke rising from the Husky Energy oil refinery after an explosion Thursday, April 26, 2018, at the plant in Superior, Wis. Authorities say several people were injured in the explosion. (KSTP-TV via AP)
April 27, 2018 - 9:45 am
An evacuation order was lifted early Friday in northwest Wisconsin where a refinery plant explosion injured at least 11 people and sent billowing plumes of black smoke into the air. Superior Mayor Jim Paine said all indications are that the refinery site is now safe and stable, and that the air...
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This aerial image from video provided by KSTP-TV in Minneapolis, shows smoke rising from the Husky Energy oil refinery after an explosion Thursday, April 26, 2018, at the plant in Superior, Wis. Authorities say several people were injured in the explosion. (KSTP-TV via AP)
April 26, 2018 - 8:58 pm
Authorities said a fire at a northwestern Wisconsin refinery where an explosion injured at least 11 people was out and people were being allowed back in their homes Thursday night after most of the city of Superior was forced to evacuate. Douglas County officials posted an update saying the fire...
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April 19, 2018 - 4:43 pm
FORDLAND, Mo. (AP) — Officials say a maintenance worker died when a Missouri television station tower collapsed and he became trapped under a tangle of metal and wires. Rob Talburt, assistant fire chief for the Logan-Rogersville Fire Protection District, says the 1,980-foot (600-meter) tower near...
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A relative of on of the three press workers kidnapped along the conflictive border with Ecuador and Colombia arrives to meet with Ecuador's President Lenin Moreno in Quito, Ecuador, Friday, April 13, 2018. President Moreno said that it is highly likely that the journalists were killed and gave their captors 12 hours to demonstrate they remain alive before he orders a major military operation against them. (AP Photo/Dolores Ochoa)
April 13, 2018 - 1:59 pm
QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — The Latest on the kidnapping of Ecuadorean press workers. (all times local): 12:55 p.m. Ecuador's President Lenin Moreno has confirmed the deaths of three press workers kidnapped along the country's conflictive border with Colombia. Moreno spoke Friday after a 12-hour deadline...
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April 06, 2018 - 9:54 am
BISHOP, Ga. (AP) — A University of Georgia faculty member has died after being hit while riding her bicycle. Georgia State Patrol spokeswoman Tracey Watson tells news outlets that a pickup truck hit 45-year-old Karen Tinsley from behind Tuesday night in Oconee County, killing the avid cyclist. The...
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A burnt double-decker bus is seen in Tak province, Thailand, Friday, March 30, 2018. Police say a fire on a bus carrying migrant workers to Thai factories has killed 20 people. It occurred in a western province along the border with Myanmar, and reports say the workers were from there. Police said the driver told police the fire started in the middle of the bus and spread quickly, trapping victims at the back of the bus.(Daily News via AP)
March 30, 2018 - 12:34 am
BANGKOK (AP) — A fire on a double-decker bus carrying migrant workers killed 20 people early Friday a week after another high death toll showed the continuing dangers of Thailand's roads. The fire was reported to police around 1:30 a.m. in Tak province in western Thailand along the border with...
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March 29, 2018 - 8:54 am
YEREVAN, Armenia (AP) — Three workers of the HALO Trust de-mining organization have been killed and two injured in a mine explosion in Azerbaijan's separatist Nagorno-Karabakh region. All the victims were local residents, the presidential administration of the unrecognized republic said. Nagorno-...
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