Latest Occupational accidents News

Audit shows why crash suspect's license not revoked earlier

Aug. 16, 2019 3:41 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A new audit finds that a Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles employee missed an opportunity to revoke the license of the driver accused in a crash that killed seven motorcyclists because he did not know how to add convictions to driving records. The finding was revealed Friday in a...

Students returning to school damaged by explosion in 2017

Aug. 16, 2019 7:34 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Students will return to Minnehaha Academy next week, two years after a natural gas explosion leveled part of the Minneapolis campus, killing two staffers and injuring nine other people. Brick salvaged from the rubble as well as stone stair treads have been incorporated into the new...

Explosion at Albany business injures 2, 1 critically

Aug. 15, 2019 6:23 PM EDT

ALBANY, Ore. (AP) — Authorities say two employees at a manufacturing business in Albany were injured in an explosion. The Statesman Journal reports Albany Fire Department and Tangent Rural Fire District responded to a fire at Selmet Inc. just before 8 a.m. Thursday. The two injured Selmet employees were...

Michigan manufacturing facility fined after death of worker

Aug. 15, 2019 11:05 AM EDT

SOUTH LYON, Mich. (AP) — A suburban Detroit manufacturing facility has been fined after the death of an employee who fell into vat of sulfuric acid. The Detroit News reports Wednesday the $32,500 fine was issued by the Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration, which completed an investigation...

Police: Water tank wall collapses on worker, killing him

Aug. 14, 2019 1:07 PM EDT

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. (AP) — Authorities are investigating the death of a Michigan man who was trapped under part of a water tank he was working to disassemble in western Pennsylvania. State police in Mercer County say 31-year-old Zachary Jock of Bad Axe, Michigan, was part of a company hired to disassemble...

Explosion at northwestern Indiana business injures 3 workers

Aug. 14, 2019 11:16 AM EDT

EAST CHICAGO, Ind. (AP) — An official says an explosion at a chemical tank cleaning business in northwestern Indiana injured three workers. The blast happened about 7:20 a.m. Wednesday at T.A.C. East Inc. in an industrial area of East Chicago. City Fire Chief Anthony Serna tells The (Northwest Indiana)...

20 year veteran of Kentucky State Police dies in crash

Aug. 13, 2019 7:20 PM EDT

NEW CASTLE, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky State Police employee who had worked with the agency for 20 years has died in a single-car crash. News outlets report 62-year-old Mary "Renee" McCoy lost control of her car Tuesday morning near New Castle and crashed into a tree. McCoy was driving her personal car and was...

North Carolina authorities identify airline worker killed

Aug. 13, 2019 12:09 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Authorities in North Carolina have identified the man killed at Charlotte Douglas International Airport when a baggage-hauling vehicle he was driving flipped, pinning him underneath. In a news release, Charlotte-Mecklenburg police identified the man as 24-year-old Kendrick Darrell...

Worker hurt in explosion at West Duluth building

Aug. 12, 2019 7:31 PM EDT

WEST DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — Fire officials say a worker was injured in an explosion at a commercial building in West Duluth. According to the Duluth Fire Department, the worker was removing floor adhesive when the explosion happened early Monday afternoon. The building was undergoing renovations at the time....

State: Airport worker killed when vehicle flips over on him

Aug. 12, 2019 2:20 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The N.C. Department of Labor says a worker at a North Carolina airport has been killed after a vehicle flipped over on top of him. Department spokewoman Dolores Quesenberry tells news outlets that the man was transporting baggage on Sunday night on a vehicle called a tug at Charlotte...