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Strong storm causes 4 deaths in Poland, damage across Europe

Oct. 21, 2021 14:17 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A powerful autumn storm blasted across parts of Europe on Thursday, killing four people in Poland and causing damage and disruption across a large swath of the continent. According to reports in Polish media, the hardest-hit area was around the...

Federal officials investigate fatal bridge demolition

Oct. 21, 2021 10:22 AM EDT

COVINGTON, Ga. (AP) — Federal workplace safety officials are investigating a bridge demolition accident in Georgia that injured two workers and killed one man who relatives described as a loving father. The injured workers were in critical condition, the Atlanta...

Oregon kills 3 more wolves for attacking cattle

Oct. 20, 2021 21:14 PM EDT

BAKER CITY, Ore. (AP) — Employees from the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife shot and killed three more wolves from the Lookout Mountain pack on Wednesday, officials said. Two 6-month-olds and one yearling were shot from a helicopter in eastern Oregon, The Baker...

Police: NYC deli worker killed in dispute over store credit

Oct. 20, 2021 14:28 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City deli worker was stabbed to death late Tuesday by a customer who became enraged and pounded on the store's windows after he was denied store credit, police said. The suspect, described as a frequently disorderly customer, attacked...

Police: Indiana store worker started fire that killed him

Oct. 20, 2021 11:22 AM EDT

LEBANON, Ind. (AP) — A fire at a central Indiana convenience store that fatally injured a store employee was intentionally set by that worker, authorities said Wednesday. Fire and police investigators in Lebanon said they determined that Karmbir Singh started the Oct....

Bridge being demolished collapses, killing 1, injuring 2

Oct. 20, 2021 10:00 AM EDT

COVINGTON, Ga. (AP) — One worker was killed and two seriously injured when part of a bridge in Georgia collapsed into a river during early demolition work, officials said. The three workers fell into the river Tuesday evening from the Access Road bridge on Interstate 20...

Highway worker killed, co-worker injured in Indiana crash

Oct. 19, 2021 10:28 AM EDT

LIBERTY, Ind. (AP) — A highway worker was killed and a co-worker was seriously injured when a vehicle struck them as they were working along a rural road in eastern Indiana, state police said Tuesday. The two Union County Highway Department employees were working about...

Utility worker electrocuted after contact with live cable

Oct. 18, 2021 09:47 AM EDT

BRIGHTON, Mich. (AP) — A utility worker has died after being electrocuted near Brighton in Livingston County. Michigan State Police said the 41-year-old DTE Energy employee from South Lyon was working on live wires in the ground about 10:30 a.m. Sunday, WLNS-TV...

Fire erupts at Kuwait oil refinery; minor injuries reported

Oct. 18, 2021 03:20 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A fire erupted on Monday at a major oil refinery in Kuwait, the state-owned oil company said, reporting that some workers suffered from smoke inhalation and other light injuries. The blaze at the key Mina al-Ahmadi oil refinery along...

Minnesota woman killed in North Dakota construction accident

Oct. 16, 2021 17:53 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A road construction worker was killed in the eastern North Dakota community of Cooperstown when she was struck by a dump truck. The Highway Patrol said the truck was backing up to pour asphalt on the roadway when it hit the 50-year-old woman from...