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Vegas police reopen investigation into death of hotel worker

Dec. 02, 2021 11:26 AM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Las Vegas police have reopened their investigation of the death of a housekeeper at a Las Vegas Strip hotel. Police say authorities initially thought a “medical issue" caused the death of the woman found unresponsive in a hotel room on Nov. 28 and...

Report: 10 oil workers killed in attack on bus in Syria

Dec. 02, 2021 10:14 AM EST

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Ten people were killed and one person was injured in an attack on a bus carrying workers in an oil field in Syria’s government-held areas, Syria’s state news agency reported Thursday. No details were offered of the nature of the attack or who...

Jury selection begins in trial stemming from workplace death

Dec. 01, 2021 09:21 AM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Jury selection got underway Wednesday for the trial of a roofing contractor charged in the death of a worker who fell from a roof because of alleged unsafe working conditions. The trial of Michael Purvis was initially scheduled for March 2020, but...

6 hurt when SUV crashes into Indianapolis cellphone store

Nov. 29, 2021 19:16 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Six people were hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries Monday after an SUV crashed into a store on Indianapolis' northwest side, authorities said. Six of the people injured were taken to area hospitals, and another person hurt declined...

Explosion at munitions factory in Serbia kills at least 2

Nov. 23, 2021 12:36 PM EST

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — A series of explosions ripped through an munitions factory on the outskirts of Serbia's capital Tuesday, killing at least two workers and injuring at least 16, police and media reported. Police said the first explosion took place around 2 p.m....

Medical transport van rolls off the highway in Massachusetts

Nov. 19, 2021 16:05 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — A medical transport van crashed and rolled off the side of Interstate 95 in Massachusetts Friday. WCVB-TV reported that the crash happened near the border of Dedham and Westwood and state police said multiple people were removed from...

Two Missouri highway workers killed, one injured by vehicle

Nov. 18, 2021 16:46 PM EST

MEHLVILLE, Mo. (AP) — Two state Department of Transportation workers were killed and another was seriously injured Thursday after they were hit by a car on an interstate ramp in eastern Missouri, authorities said. The collision occurred as the workers were repainting...

A decade after New Zealand mine explosion, bodies are found

Nov. 16, 2021 23:45 PM EST

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — More than a decade after a methane explosion killed 29 workers at a New Zealand coal mine, police said Wednesday they have finally found at least two of the bodies thanks to new camera images. But authorities say the main part of the Pike...

Worker at north Alabama business killed in forklift accident

Nov. 15, 2021 12:41 PM EST

ATHENS, Ala. (AP) — A worker at a north Alabama business died Monday after being run over by a forklift, news outlets reported. Limestone Coroner Mike West said the accident at Sunbelt Forest Products Corp., which produces pressure-treated lumber, was under...

Company fined $39k in trench collapse that killed worker

Nov. 14, 2021 16:05 PM EST

TAYLORSVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A construction company has been fined $39,200 by the North Carolina Department of Labor for a trench collapse that killed a worker in May. Shane Anthony Sharpe, 38, of Taylorsville, was killed in the collapse of a 10-foot deep trench at an...