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Explosion injures 2 workers at US Steel near Detroit

Jan. 19, 2022 19:13 PM EST

ECORSE, Mich. (AP) — An explosion from a gas leak injured two workers Wednesday at a U.S. Steel Corp. plant in suburban Detroit, officials said. The Pittsburgh-based company confirmed that both people hurt were employees. The incident occurred in the main plant boiler at the Great...

Fire officials: Technician dies while working on escalator

Jan. 19, 2022 14:37 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A technician died while working on an escalator at a Virginia department store on Wednesday morning, fire officials said. The Richmond Fire Department said an escalator technician was doing maintenance at the Dillard’s at Stony Point Fashion Park and died...

Nebraska meatpacking worker dies after being hurt on the job

Jan. 16, 2022 18:15 PM EST

GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (AP) — A Nebraska meatpacking plant worker died after he was injured on the job. Grand Island police said 48-year-old Esteban Mantilla of Grand Island died at the hospital where he was taken after he was hurt Friday afternoon. Police and paramedics were called to...

Ex-San Jose officer pleads no contest to insurance fraud

Jan. 14, 2022 19:52 PM EST

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — A retired San Jose Police officer who owns a security business pleaded no contest to insurance fraud, tax evasion, money laundering, and worker exploitation and is expected to be sentenced to three years in jail, prosecutors said Friday. Robert Foster, who...

Nebraska men sentenced for company's safety violations

Jan. 14, 2022 19:02 PM EST

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — An Omaha company and two of its owners were sentenced Friday to federal prison for knowingly violating worker safety standards, leading to an explosion that killed two workers. Nebraska Railcar Cleaning Services; Steven Michael Braithwaite, president and owner...

Fire at Kuwait refinery kills 2 and critically injures 5

Jan. 14, 2022 07:10 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A fire erupted in Kuwait during maintenance work at a major oil refinery on Friday, killing two workers and critically injuring five others, the Kuwait National Petroleum Company said. This is the second fire to erupt at the Mina al-Ahmadi oil...

2 hurt when part of student center collapses at deaf school

Jan. 13, 2022 08:05 AM EST

TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) — Two workers were injured when part of a building collapsed at the Alabama School for the Deaf, raining down bricks and other material, authorities said. The failure happened Wednesday morning at the student center of the school, which is part of the Alabama...

1 miner killed, 1 injured by falling tree

Jan. 12, 2022 10:02 AM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — One mine worker was killed and another injured by a falling tree at an eastern Kentucky surface mine, officials said. Cecil T. Collett, 32, of Dryden, Virginia, was driving a pickup truck at the Colmar mine in Bell County on Tuesday when a tree fell from the...

Montana psych hospital failed to properly investigate death

Jan. 11, 2022 19:00 PM EST

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Employees at Montana's state psychiatric hospital failed to properly investigate the death of a patient who was reportedly told to go back to her room "and stop being dramatic," after she told staff she was having trouble catching her breath, a federal report said. ...

A list of some of the deadliest fires in New York City

Jan. 10, 2022 16:32 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — An apartment high-rise fire in New York City that killed 17 people and injured dozens of others on Sunday was one of the deadlier building blazes in the city's history. Some lists of the city's most deadly fires include the 9/11 attacks at the World Trade Center....