Latest Occupational accidents News

The Latest: New York City airport faces wind disruptions

Jan. 21, 2019 8:58 PM EST

The Latest on the winter storm hitting the East Coast (all times local): 8:55 p.m. Wind gusts exceeding 40 mph (64 kph) have caused flight disruptions at LaGuardia Airport in New York City. The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey warned passengers Monday evening to check their flight status before heading...

Kentucky distillery worker dies after falling from walkway

Jan. 15, 2019 3:25 PM EST

OWENSBORO, Ky. (AP) — Authorities say a distillery employee in Kentucky died after falling from a suspended walkway at the facility. The Daviess County coroner's office said Tuesday that an autopsy revealed 44-year-old Dennis Layman of Owensboro died of blunt force trauma after falling at Glenmore...

Employee death at Kentucky distillery under investigation

Jan. 14, 2019 8:10 PM EST

OWENSBORO, Ky. (AP) — A distillery employee has been killed and the Kentucky facility has suspended operations while the incident is investigated. News outlets report an employee of Glenmore Distillery in Owensboro was killed Monday afternoon. The worker's name hasn't been released pending notification of...

Avalanches, accidents bring Europe's winter death toll to 21

Jan. 11, 2019 4:02 PM EST

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Heavy snow paralyzed much of Europe for yet another day, cutting off mountain villages, sparking avalanches like one that crashed into a Swiss hotel and killing at least four more people Friday. Workers at the Hotel Saentis in eastern Switzerland spent Friday shoveling out hip-deep...

Police: Fugitive in Vegas manicurist death found in Arizona

Jan. 11, 2019 3:53 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A woman sought for almost two weeks by authorities in Las Vegas after allegedly skipping out on a $35 manicure and using a stolen car to run over and kill a salon worker who tried to stop her has been arrested in Arizona, police said Friday. Krystal Whipple, 21, was taken into custody by a...

Fire at Croatia hydro-plant kills 1 worker, 2 still missing

Jan. 10, 2019 8:53 AM EST

ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — Croatia's state TV says a fire at a hydroelectric plant in southern Croatia has killed one worker and authorities are still searching for two more. The report said that three more people have been hospitalized after the fire erupted in the Plat plant on Thursday that is located near...

Family urges suspect to surrender in Vegas manicurist death

Jan. 7, 2019 5:08 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The family of a Las Vegas woman accused of using a stolen car to run over and kill a nail salon owner after failing to pay for a manicure is urging her to surrender. In an interview that aired Monday on ABC's "Good Morning America," the mother and grandmother of 21-year-old Krystal Whipple...

Victims of Poland escape room fire to be buried together

Jan. 7, 2019 10:34 AM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The five teenage girls who died in a fire at an escape room entertainment site in northern Poland will be buried together in a joint ceremony this week, the city mayor said Monday. Fire officials said that 26 similar sites have been shut down because of security flaws since Friday's...

Police identify woman sought in Las Vegas manicurist death

Jan. 3, 2019 7:43 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A 21-year-old Las Vegas woman was being sought Thursday for allegedly using a stolen car to run over and kill a Las Vegas nail salon owner who chased her last weekend for failing to pay for a $35 manicure, police said. Las Vegas police released storefront security video footage of the...

Bangladesh prime minister denies accusations of rigged vote

Dec. 31, 2018 3:30 PM EST

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — The day after winning a record fourth term in power, Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina trumpeted her accomplishments and dismissed opposition claims that the vote was rigged. Hasina's ruling alliance won virtually every parliamentary seat in the general election, according to...