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Wyoming oil field explosions, fire severely burn 3 workers

Dec. 6, 2019 4:27 PM EST

CARPENTER, Wyo. (AP) — Explosions and a fire at a Wyoming oil field severely burned three workers. The workers were taken to hospitals in the capital of Cheyenne and across the border in Greeley, Colorado, after the blasts at a compressor station late Thursday, according to Laramie County Fire District No....

Delaware authorities investigating fatal industrial accident

Dec. 6, 2019 3:45 PM EST

MILLSBORO, Del. (AP) — State police say a Delaware man has been killed in an accident at a landscaping company. Authorities say troopers were called to The Bros Landscaping business in Millsboro about 7:45 a.m. Thursday. Police say the owner of the business found 34-year-old Jose Zamora-Rivera of Milton...

Chase with stolen UPS truck ends with shootout, 4 dead

Dec. 6, 2019 4:56 AM EST

MIRAMAR, Fla. (AP) — Four people, including a UPS driver, were killed Thursday after robbers stole the driver’s truck and led police on a chase that ended in gunfire at a busy South Florida intersection during rush hour, the FBI said. Both robbers were shot and killed, and the fourth victim was in a...

Worker killed in boiler explosion at Colorado prison ID'd

Dec. 5, 2019 7:20 PM EST

CANON CITY, Colo. (AP) — A worker who was killed when a boiler exploded at a prison in southern Colorado has been identified as a father of three young children. Colorado Department of Corrections officials say 28-year-old Sgt. Joshua Voth was killed at the Fremont Correctional Facility in Canon City on...

Cement plant worker falls to his death in South Carolina

Dec. 5, 2019 4:44 PM EST

HOLLY HILL, S.C. (AP) — A worker has died after falling from a tower at a South Carolina cement plant. Employees working on the third floor of Holcim Cement in Holly Hill said they heard a loud thud around 8:45 a.m. Tuesday and then found a worker unconscious and in a pool of blood, authorities told media...

Sheriff ID's third Christmas tree worker killed in crash

Dec. 5, 2019 3:49 PM EST

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The Marion County Sheriff’s Office has identified the third man killed in a crash near Salem Friday night when a van full of Christmas tree workers collided with a pickup truck. KATU-TV reports the worker identified Thursday is 18-year-old Lucas Felipe Diego. The other two...

Robbers hit east Anchorage bank; employee, customer injured

Dec. 5, 2019 3:28 PM EST

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The FBI is looking for two men who robbed a bank in Alaska. One of the suspects carried a shotgun into the bank. An employee and a customer inside the Anchorage bank were injured, KTUU-television reported. One person was taken to a hospital with what Anchorage police described as...

Amtrak worker dies while working on transformer

Dec. 5, 2019 2:26 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — An Amtrak worker was killed in an electrical incident Thursday while working on a transformer at a power substation in New York City. Amtrak said the man was fatally injured around 11 a.m. Thursday at the facility, which is located near the railroad's tracks in the Bronx. Fire officials...

Construction worker dies in 5-story fall from Florida hotel

Dec. 5, 2019 4:30 AM EST

PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A construction worker died after falling from a Florida hotel on Tuesday, authorities said. Oslin Roely Lopez Jimenez, 20, had been working on the roof of the seven-story Beach Tower Resort in Panama City Beach, police said. He fell five stories, hit a second-floor awning and...

Boiler explosion kills worker at Colorado prison

Dec. 4, 2019 8:46 PM EST

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — An investigation is underway after a worker died in a boiler explosion at a prison in southern Colorado. KRDO-TV in Colorado Springs reports the worker, whose name has not been released, was killed at the Fremont Correctional Facility on Wednesday when the boiler had a...