Latest Occupational accidents News

Man charged in Caribbean hotel worker's death skips hearing

Nov. 11, 2019 12:45 PM EST

DARIEN, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut man charged in the death of a hotel worker he says attacked his family in Anguilla has declined to return to the British Caribbean territory for the latest pretrial hearing, a spokesman said Monday. Scott Hapgood, of Darien, is worried about his safety in light of death...

Officials: Chemical mixture applied by a second employee

Nov. 8, 2019 6:32 PM EST

BURLINGTON, Mass. (AP) — Massachusetts authorities say the chemical mixture that resulted in the death of a Buffalo Wild Wings employee was applied by another employee. Burlington fire officials' preliminary investigation Friday shows that 32-year-old Ryan Baldera was overcome by the fumes after a second...

Report: Explosion at steel mill in Iran kills worker

Oct. 31, 2019 6:35 AM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's official IRNA news agency says an explosion at a steel mill has killed a worker and injured two others. The report says the explosion happened on Wednesday night in a part of the factory where flammable items were kept. IRNA says the incident is under investigation. The two...

Former Juul exec alleges company shipped tainted products

Oct. 30, 2019 3:43 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Juul Labs executive who was fired earlier this year is alleging that the vaping company knowingly shipped 1 million tainted nicotine pods to customers. The allegation comes in a lawsuit filed Tuesday by lawyers representing Siddharth Breja, a one-time finance executive at the...

OSHA proposes $1.59M fine after deadly silicone plant blast

Oct. 25, 2019 4:01 PM EDT

WAUKEGAN, Ill. (AP) — The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration has proposed fining a Chicago-area silicone factory $1.59 million for safety violations uncovered after an explosion at the plant that killed four workers . The agency announced Friday it found 12 willful federal safety...

Company fined after worker's fatal fall into meat grinder

Oct. 24, 2019 8:10 AM EDT

PENNSDALE, Pa. (AP) — Federal officials have fined a Pennsylvania company for violations found after a worker was killed when she fell into a meat grinder this year. The Occupational Health and Safety Administration issued $49,062 in civil penalties against the Economy Storage Locker Co. in Pennsdale....

Indonesia oil pipeline fire kills Chinese worker

Oct. 22, 2019 8:51 AM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Authorities say a Chinese worker was killed in a fire at an oil pipeline in western Indonesia. West Java police chief Rudy Sufahriadi said the fire broke out Tuesday near a high-speed rail construction site that will connect the capital, Jakarta, to Bandung, located in West Java's...

The Latest: Mayor expects ruined hotel will be demolished

Oct. 20, 2019 8:29 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Latest on demolition of cranes in New Orleans (all times local): 6:30 p.m. The mayor of New Orleans mayor says she expects a partially collapsed hotel in her city will ultimately be demolished. Mayor LaToya Cantrell said at a news conference Sunday that officials successfully...

Controlled blasts to bring down cranes at collapse site

Oct. 17, 2019 9:05 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Two giant, badly damaged construction cranes towering over a partially collapsed hotel project are to be demolished Friday with a series of controlled explosions in hopes of dropping them straight down without damaging nearby businesses and historic buildings around the site at the edge...

2 employees injured in Cargill plant explosion in Kansas

Oct. 17, 2019 11:54 AM EDT

DODGE CITY, Kan. (AP) — Two employees are being treated for burns after an explosion at a Cargill plant in southwest Kansas. Cargill spokesman Daniel Sullivan says the explosion occurred early Thursday in a stand-alone building away from the agribusiness giant's main plant in Dodge City. The two employees...