Occupational accidents

March 20, 2018 - 10:03 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Authorities say a New York City transit worker has died in a fall in Manhattan. WABC says the Metropolitan Transportation Authority worker fell 20 feet and hit his head while doing debris pickup early Tuesday. Significant morning rush-hour delays resulted on three subway lines. MTA...
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Emergency personnel respond after a brand-new pedestrian bridge collapsed onto a highway at Florida International University in Miami on Thursday, March 15, 2018. The pedestrian bridge collapsed onto the highway crushing multiple vehicles and killing several people. (Pedro Portal/Miami Herald via AP)
March 15, 2018 - 9:41 pm
MIAMI (AP) — A pedestrian bridge that was under construction collapsed onto a busy Miami highway Thursday afternoon, crushing vehicles beneath its massive slabs of concrete and steel and killing at least four people, authorities said. Search-and-rescue crews worked into the night, using dogs,...
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March 09, 2018 - 6:56 am
ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. (AP) — A correctional officer has been attacked at the North Carolina prison where four employees were killed last fall. Public Safety Department spokesman Jerry Higgins said in a news release that an officer at Pasquotank Correctional Institution in Elizabeth City was treated...
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In this image from TV, emergency services attend after a building collapsed onto it's side, following an earthquake in Hualien County, eastern Taiwan, early Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018. A magnitude-6.4 earthquake struck late Tuesday near the coast of Taiwan, and people may be trapped inside the building. (EBC via AP)
February 06, 2018 - 3:54 pm
TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — The Latest on a deadly magnitude-6.4 earthquake that struck Tuesday near the coast of Taiwan, causing the collapse of several buildings (all times local): 4 a.m. Officials say a magnitude-6.4 earthquake that struck near the coast of Taiwan has killed two hotel employees and...
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February 04, 2018 - 4:43 pm
CAYCE, S.C. (AP) — The Latest on a deadly Amtrak train crash in South Carolina (all times local): 4:30 p.m. National Transportation Safety Board Chairman Robert Sumwalt says the key to the investigation into a fatal Amtrak train crash will be why a switch was turned to force the passenger train...
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February 04, 2018 - 10:46 am
CAYCE, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina governor says two people killed in train crash were Amtrak employees.
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Smoke billows from the site of a gas well fire near Quinton, Okla., early Monday, Jan. 22, 2018. Several people are missing after a fiery explosion ripped through the eastern Oklahoma drilling rig, sending plumes of black smoke into the air and leaving a derrick crumpled onto the ground, an emergency official said. (Kevin Harvison/The McAlester News-Capital via AP)
January 23, 2018 - 4:27 pm
QUINTON, Okla. (AP) — The Latest on a fiery explosion at an Oklahoma gas drilling rig (all times local): 3 p.m. Officials say they have recovered the remains of five workers missing since an explosion at an Oklahoma gas drilling rig. Pittsburg County Sheriff Chris Morris said Tuesday personnel from...
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In this photo provided from a frame grab from Tulsa's KOTV/NewsOn6.com, fires burn at an eastern Oklahoma drilling rig near Quinton, Okla., Monday Jan. 22, 2018. Five people are missing after a fiery explosion ripped through a drilling rig, sending plumes of black smoke into the air and leaving a derrick crumpled on the ground, emergency officials said. (Christina Goodvoice, KOTV/NewsOn6.com via AP)
January 23, 2018 - 11:45 am
QUINTON, Okla. (AP) — Gas rig workers missing after fiery explosion in Oklahoma are presumed dead, authorities said Tuesday, and the search for the men has turned to a recovery mission. Pittsburg County Sheriff Chris Morris said it's been a difficult 24 hours for everyone involved since the Monday...
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Smoke billows from the site of a gas well fire near Quinton, Okla., early Monday, Jan. 22, 2018. Several people are missing after a fiery explosion ripped through the eastern Oklahoma drilling rig, sending plumes of black smoke into the air and leaving a derrick crumpled onto the ground, an emergency official said. (Kevin Harvison/The McAlester News-Capital via AP)
January 22, 2018 - 2:29 pm
QUINTON, Okla. (AP) — Five people are missing after a fiery explosion ripped through an eastern Oklahoma drilling rig Monday morning, sending plumes of black smoke into the air and leaving a derrick crumpled on the ground, emergency officials said. Pittsburg County Emergency Manager Director Kevin...
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Former Massey CEO and West Virginia Republican Senatorial candidate, Don Blankenship, speaks during a town hall to kick off his campaign in Logan, W.Va., Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018. Blankenship will face two other Republican candidates in the May 8th primary. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
January 18, 2018 - 8:05 pm
LOGAN, W.Va. (AP) — An ex-coal company executive who went to prison for charges stemming from the deadliest U.S. mine disaster in four decades kicked off his U.S. Senate bid Thursday evening, telling an audience he backs President Donald President Trump as a real opportunity for West Virginia. Ex-...
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