Latest Occupational accidents News

Man killed in forklift accident at worksite in Maine

Oct. 27, 2020 2:54 PM EDT

KENDUSKEAG, Maine (AP) — A man was killed in a forklift accident Tuesday in a building on Ames Road, state police said. Gary Mullen, 59, of Veazie, died from his injuries despite efforts by co-workers to administer aid, state police said. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration will be the...

Construction worker hit by car while trying to stop traffic

Oct. 23, 2020 12:11 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A 43-year-old construction worker was killed early Friday morning as he tried to stop traffic in central Florida, the Florida Highway Patrol said. A 71-year-old man was driving while the worker was standing in the road, trying to stop vehicles. While traffic in the left lane stopped,...

2 highway workers injured in West Virginia work zone

Oct. 22, 2020 6:58 PM EDT

WHEELING, W.Va. (AP) — A van hit two highway workers in a northern West Virginia work zone Thursday, state officials said. The workers were being treated at a hospital. Their injuries were not believed to be life threatening, the state Department of Transportation said in a news release. The highway crew...

Police: X-ray tech killed in crash outside Ballwin clinic

Oct. 19, 2020 6:39 PM EDT

BALLWIN, Mo. (AP) — An X-ray technician in suburban St. Louis has died after being hit by a sport utility vehicle outside the clinic where she worked, and the driver has been arrested, police said. Marissa Politte, 25, of Ballwin, had left Total Access Urgent Care in Ballwin and was on the sidewalk when...

Fired truck driver to get $165,000 in gender bias settlement

Oct. 19, 2020 3:47 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Twin Cities truck driver who was fired because she failed a strength test following a workplace injury has been awarded $165,000 from her former employer, a court document shows. U.S. District Judge Nancy Brasel on Friday approved the settlement of the May 2019 gender discrimination...

A firefighter walks through the burning rubble of a shopping center after an explosion in Harrisonburg, Va., Saturday, Oct. 17, 2020. Three people were transported for injuries from the blast. The cause of the explosion has not been released yet. (Ian Munro /Daily News-Record via AP)

At least 5 injured in blast, fire at Virginia strip mall

Oct. 17, 2020 7:29 PM EDT

HARRISONBURG, Va. (AP) — An investigation was underway into the cause of an explosion and large fire at a shopping center in Harrisonburg, Virginia, that injured at least five people Saturday morning. Three people were taken to hospitals after the incident that was reported around 8:30 a.m., and two others...

Explosion at New Mexico cannabis plant critically injures 2

Oct. 17, 2020 3:11 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Two men are in critical condition after an explosion at a cannabis manufacturing facility in New Mexico. The explosion Thursday at the New MexiCann Natural Medicine facility in Santa Fe was the second explosion that has injured workers at the plant in the last five years, the...

FILE - In this July 17, 2019, file photo, an image and logo for memorializing former Los Angeles Angels pitcher Tyler Skaggs is displayed on the outfield wall in Anaheim, Calif.  A federal grand jury on Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020, has indicted Eric Prescott Kay, a former Los Angeles Angels employee in the death of Angels pitcher Tyler Skaggs from the drugs Kay is accused of providing. (AP Photo/Kyusung Gong, File)

Ex-Angels employee indicted in Tyler Skaggs' fatal overdose

Oct. 16, 2020 6:10 PM EDT

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — A federal grand jury indicted a former Los Angeles Angels employee on drug charges for allegedly providing Angels pitcher Tyler Skaggs with the drugs that caused his overdose death. Eric Prescott Kay was charged Thursday with drug distribution and drug conspiracy in Skaggs'...

Riceland Rice says 3 injured, none seriously in plant blast

Oct. 16, 2020 2:51 PM EDT

STUTTGART, Ark. (AP) — Three Riceland Rice employees were injured, none seriously, in an explosion at a Riceland plant in Stuttgart, according to company spokesperson Kevin McGilton. The employees suffered minor injuries that were not life-threatening in the Thursday blast that damaged the building,...

4 killed in scaffolding collapse at German building site

Oct. 16, 2020 9:14 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Four workers were killed when scaffolding collapsed on a building site in southern Germany on Friday, authorities said. The accident happened during work on a concrete ceiling in Denklingen, a small town in Bavaria. Police said that, in addition to the four who were killed when they fell and...