Latest Occupational accidents News

1 dead, 15 hurt in California home gas explosion

Jul. 15, 2019 10:28 PM EDT

MURRIETA, Calif. (AP) — A natural gas explosion destroyed a Southern California home, killed a gas company worker and injured more than a dozen other people Monday, authorities said. The explosion shortly after noon sent up a wall of fire and smoke and rocked nearby homes before the gas was shut off and...

The Latest: California home gas blast kills 1, injures 15

Jul. 15, 2019 10:27 PM EDT

MURRIETA, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on an explosion that destroyed a home in Southern California (all times local): 7: 30 p.m. Authorities say everyone has been accounted for after a natural gas explosion that blew apart a Southern California home and killed a gas company worker. The blast shortly after...

Charges: Truck driver watched porn before fatal crash

Jul. 15, 2019 7:06 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minnesota truck driver is accused of watching pornographic videos before a crash that killed a highway worker standing along an interstate. Forty-seven-year-old Tate Doom of St. Paul Park was charged last week in Hennepin County court with criminal vehicular homicide and criminal...

Texas woman dies, transportation worker injured after wreck

Jul. 15, 2019 5:49 PM EDT

LYNDON, Kan. (AP) — A 52-year-old Texas woman died in a wreck that later led to a Kansas Department of Transportation worker being injured. The Kansas Highway Patrol says Patricia Falconer, of Canyon Lake, Texas, died in the accident Monday on Interstate 35 in Osage County. Falconer lost control of her...

Construction worker crushed while working at Las Vegas home

Jul. 15, 2019 10:59 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Police say a construction worker working on a patio at a Las Vegas home has died after a structure collapsed on him. Authorities say the accident occurred around 2 p.m. Sunday near Robindale Road and Las Vegas Boulevard. Lt. Chris Holmes says other crew members removed debris and found his...

Mental hospital patient died in dogpile; no charges filed

Jul. 14, 2019 4:19 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A patient at a state mental hospital in South Carolina died earlier this year after being at the bottom of a dogpile of several employees — something specifically prohibited in their training. Three of the 13 employees involved in the death of 35-year-old William Avant in...

1 man killed in explosion in central Oklahoma

Jul. 14, 2019 12:46 PM EDT

EL RENO, Okla. (AP) — Authorities in central Oklahoma are investigating an explosion that killed a welder at an oil field services company. The explosion occurred about 7 a.m. Sunday at the Canyon Oil Field Services shop in El Reno, about 25 miles (40 kilometers) west of Oklahoma City. Officials say the...

3 dead as fire guts New Delhi rubber factory

Jul. 13, 2019 6:33 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — Three workers were killed on Saturday when a fire gutted a rubber factory in an industrial estate in India's capital, officials said. Dev Dutt from the New Delhi fire office said 34 fire engines battled the fire for four hours in the city's Jhilmil industrial area. Police and fire service...

Police: Oilfield workers, truck driver killed in fiery crash

Jul. 12, 2019 7:46 PM EDT

Four oilfield workers from Texas and the driver of tractor-trailer rig are dead following a fiery head-on crash on a New Mexico road in the heart of what has become the busiest oil and gas region in the United States, authorities said Friday. The crash happened Thursday morning when the driver of a pickup truck...

Ukraine: Chernobyl's radioactive dust shelter unveiled

Jul. 10, 2019 3:56 PM EDT

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelenskiy on Wednesday inaugurated a giant structure built to confine radioactive debris at the nuclear reactor that exploded in Chernobyl in 1986. The confinement structure for the Chernobyl nuclear power plant's Reactor No. 4 cost 1.5 billion euros...