Latest Occupational accidents News

Construction workers more prone to fatal opioid overdoses

Aug. 21, 2019 5:22 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — State data shows that construction workers in Rhode Island are more prone to fatal opioid overdoses. The Providence Journal reports that Overdose Prevention and Intervention Task Force data shows a quarter of the 569 overdose deaths between 2016 and 2018 came from fields that...

Union Pacific worker dies in Texas, pinned between 2 tankers

Aug. 21, 2019 3:55 PM EDT

BEAUMONT, Texas (AP) — Investigators say a Union Pacific worker has died after being pinned between two railway tanker cars in Southeast Texas. The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office says 39-year-old Travis Andrepont of Louisiana was killed before dawn Tuesday in Beaumont. Officials didn't immediately...

Woman gets short jail stay after construction worker death

Aug. 21, 2019 3:23 PM EDT

BEAR LAKE, Mich. (AP) — A woman has been ordered to serve two weeks in jail and six months of house arrest in connection with the death of a construction worker and the serious injury of another. WPBN-TV reports 67-year-old Charlene Myers was sentenced in Manistee County court Wednesday after pleading no...

Officials say no misconduct in suicide death of teen inmate

Aug. 20, 2019 4:29 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Officials say an investigation has found no misconduct by employees at the Oklahoma County Jail in the death of a teenage inmate who apparently took his own life. The Oklahoman reports that Annette Jacobi, director of the Oklahoma Commission on Children and Youth, told jail officials...

Idaho company to pay $12K fine after tree-trimming death

Aug. 20, 2019 2:15 PM EDT

BURLEY, Idaho (AP) — The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has fined an Idaho tree-trimming company after an employee was killed and another was injured when the work platform of a bucket truck fell about 65 feet (20 meters). The Times-News reported Monday that the federal agency fined Tree...

Death of solid waste worker by trash truck investigated

Aug. 20, 2019 1:31 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Officials in Portland, Maine, are investigating how a city maintenance worker was struck and killed by the trash truck he had gotten out of. The city says 46-year-old Martin Dinh, of South Portland, was near the end of his shift on Sunday. Officials say Dinh's body was found about...

2 workers electrocuted checking power lines in New York

Aug. 20, 2019 9:22 AM EDT

WARWICK, N.Y. (AP) — Officials are investigating how two workers performing a routine power line inspection north of New York City died by electrocution. Orange and Rockland Utilities officials say the two men, who were not identified, were working Monday in a rural area about 45 miles (70 kilometers)...

Window-washers rescued after Denver mechanical lift crashes

Aug. 17, 2019 7:50 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Firefighters rescued two window-washers after a mechanical lift crashed through a parking garage in Denver's Cherry Creek neighborhood, the Denver Post reported . The crash also ruptured a gas line. Police told the Post that the incident happened Saturday at 155 N. Cook St. Denver Fire ...

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...