Occupational accidents

November 30, 2017 - 4:37 pm
TIRANA, Albania (AP) — A power company worker died and three others were injured Thursday after torrential rain in Albania flooded agricultural land, damaged roads and left tens of thousands of people without electricity, authorities said. An Albanian government statement said the employee was...
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FILE - In this Oct. 31, 2017, file photo, employees walk past logos of the Samsung Electronics Co. at its office in Seoul, South Korea. Overturning an appeals court's decision, South Korea's Supreme Court says on Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017, a family of a Samsung worker who died of brain tumor should be eligible for state compensation for occupational disease. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon, File)
November 14, 2017 - 9:43 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Overturning an appeal court's decision, South Korea's Supreme Court said Tuesday the family of a Samsung worker who died of a brain tumor should be eligible for state compensation for an occupational disease. The ruling on Lee Yoon-jung, who was diagnosed with a brain...
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November 12, 2017 - 9:48 am
MADRID (AP) — Spanish authorities say a fire broke out on a ferry in the Mediterranean Sea after it left the French port of Marseille, forcing it to make an emergency stop on the Spanish island of Mallorca. Emergency services on Mallorca say three ferry passengers were taken to a hospital and...
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October 29, 2017 - 10:10 am
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — A fire broke out Sunday at an oil rig in southern Iran, killing at least two workers just days after another fatal fire at an oil refinery, state television reported. The brief report did not offer a cause for the blaze near the town of Omideih, some 900 kilometers (560 miles)...
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Police officers and rescuers inspect the site of an explosion at a firecracker factory in Tangerang, on the outskirts of Jakarta, Indonesia, Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017. The explosion and raging fire killed a number of people and injured dozens, police said. (AP Photo/Tatan Syuflana)
October 26, 2017 - 10:28 am
TANGERANG, Indonesia (AP) — An explosion and inferno at a fireworks factory near the Indonesian capital on Thursday killed at least 47 people, most of them female workers who were apparently locked inside, and injured dozens. Witnesses said a huge explosion was heard from the factory at about 10 a...
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Police officers and rescuers inspect the site of an explosion at a firecracker factory in Tangerang, on the outskirts of Jakarta, Indonesia, Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017. The explosion and raging fire killed a number of people and injured dozens, police said. (AP Photo/Tatan Syuflana)
October 26, 2017 - 7:45 am
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — The Latest on an explosion and fire at a firecracker factory on the outskirts of the Indonesian capital Jakarta (all times local): 6:30 p.m. A worker who escaped the Indonesian factory fire that killed at least 47 people says most of those employed at the factory were...
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October 25, 2017 - 2:50 pm
TAYLORSVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina sheriff says a utility worker has been killed after cutting a tree which had fallen on a power line following a severe storm. Alexander County Sheriff Chris Bowman told local media outlets that 31-year-old Brian Keith Wilmoth was cutting the tree Wednesday...
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October 21, 2017 - 10:28 am
ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. (AP) — Services are being held for two workers killed during an attempted escape by North Carolina prisoners who tried to burn, stab and slash their way out. The service for Correction Enterprises manager Veronica Darden is being held Saturday, and the service for Correctional...
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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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