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Worker killed in Army depot explosion died of burns

Jul. 20, 2018 5:18 PM EDT

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. (AP) — A civilian worker killed in a fire and explosion at an Army facility in Pennsylvania died from burns, officials announced Friday. The Lehigh County coroner's office identified the victim as Eric Byers, a resident of central Pennsylvania. Byers was pronounced dead just after 7 p.m....

Cow breaks Connecticut farm worker's jaw

Jul. 20, 2018 8:12 AM EDT

ELLINGTON, Conn. (AP) — A worker at a Connecticut dairy farm was taken to the hospital with a broken jaw after being head-butted by a cow. Seth Bahler, owner of Oakridge Dairy Farm in Ellington, tells the Journal Inquirer the 23-year-old man suffered the injury at about 4:30 a.m. Thursday when a cow swung...

5 injured in explosion in vehicle shop at Army depot

Jul. 19, 2018 5:14 PM EDT

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. (AP) — A small explosion Thursday in a vehicle shop at an Army depot injured five workers, three of them seriously, officials said. The blast occurred at Letterkenny Army Depot in Chambersburg about 7:15 a.m., causing a small fire, said Col. Stephen Ledbetter, the depot commander. Army...

The Latest: Army says 5th person hurt in depot blast, fire

Jul. 19, 2018 5:13 PM EDT

LETTERKENNY, Pa. (AP) — The Latest on an explosion at a Pennsylvania Army depot (all times local): 5 p.m. The Army says a fifth person required hospital treatment after a small explosion and fire at a sprawling military facility in Pennsylvania. Officials at Letterkenny Army Depot said Thursday evening...

The Latest: Carnival workers arrested in 2 Kansas deaths

Jul. 19, 2018 5:00 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Latest on arrests of three carnival workers in the deaths of a Kansas couple at a county fair. (all times local): 4 p.m. A probable cause affidavit says a carnival worker admitted to killing a Kansas couple at a county fair. The suspect, Michael Fowler, told investigators that...

Carnival workers arrested in deaths of Kansas fair vendors

Jul. 19, 2018 4:59 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Three carnival workers have been arrested in the deaths of two vendors who disappeared from a fair in Kansas and whose bodies were found days later in a shallow grave in an Arkansas forest. Police Cpl. Jonathan Wear said the suspects have been jailed without bond in Van Buren,...

Driver hurt in tanker blast at California medical offices

Jul. 19, 2018 12:25 AM EDT

SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) — An explosion involving a tanker truck delivering liquid oxygen to a California medical facility Wednesday prompted staff to evacuate patients on gurneys and wheelchairs, authorities said. No patients or medical employees were injured in the blast around 2:30 p.m. that 911 callers...

The Latest: Driver hurt in oxygen tanker blast in California

Jul. 18, 2018 10:02 PM EDT

SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on an explosion involving an oxygen tanker in California (all times local): 6:30 p.m. Officials say no patients or medical employees were hurt in an explosion involving an oxygen tanker truck that prompted the evacuation of Kaiser Permanente offices in the San Francisco...

The Latest: Safety investigators eye firefighter death

Jul. 16, 2018 7:46 PM EDT

MARIPOSA, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on a deadly wildfire near Yosemite National Park (all times local): 4:30 p.m. California workplace safety officials are investigating the death of a firefighter who was killed while battling a wildfire near Yosemite National Park. California Division of Occupational...

3rd worker dies weeks after hospital explosion in Texas

Jul. 16, 2018 6:35 PM EDT

GATESVILLE, Texas (AP) — A third worker has died after being injured in an explosion last month at a hospital in Central Texas. Officials say 30-year-old Wilber Dimas died Sunday, more than two weeks after the June 26 explosion at Coryell Memorial Hospital in Gatesville. Dimas was working at a construction...