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Fire erupts at Kuwait oil refinery; minor injuries reported

Oct. 18, 2021 03:20 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A fire erupted on Monday at a major oil refinery in Kuwait, the state-owned oil company said, reporting that some workers suffered from smoke inhalation and other light injuries. The blaze at the key Mina al-Ahmadi oil refinery along...

Former Anheuser-Busch InBev employee admits $460,000 fraud

Oct. 14, 2021 11:54 AM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A former employee of Anheuser-Busch InBev has pleaded guilty to participating in a fraud scheme to receive about $460,000 in disability payments. The U.S. attorney's office said Wednesday that Shannon Nenninger was one of at least a dozen people who...

Minnesota court: Workers' comp can't cover medical marijuana

Oct. 13, 2021 13:43 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Workers' compensation for injured employees doesn't cover medical marijuana because the drug remains illegal under federal law, the Minnesota Supreme Court ruled Wednesday. The state's highest court issued a pair of rulings that overturned earlier...

New Mexico looks to expand job safety workforce

Oct. 12, 2021 23:33 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico is looking to hire more than 30 new state workers who will be part of its Occupational Safety and Health program. The New Mexico Environment Department announced Tuesday that it will be hosting hiring events next week in Las Cruces,...

Nearly 150 group home workers go on strike, others settle

Oct. 12, 2021 11:00 AM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Nearly 150 unionized group home workers went on strike Tuesday, while another 100 have reached an agreement with their employer and called off their threatened walkout. Employees at Sunrise Inc., which operates 28 group homes for people with...

7 hospitalized after nursing home fire in Kentucky

Oct. 10, 2021 15:01 PM EDT

DANVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Seven residents and staff members of a Kentucky nursing home that caught fire Sunday were taken to a hospital with injuries, authorities said. WLEX-TV reported that crews with the Danville Fire Department went to Landmark of Danville nursing home...

Montana coal mine admits violating safety regulations

Oct. 07, 2021 18:23 PM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A central Montana coal mine pleaded guilty Thursday to federal charges the company violated environmental and employee safety regulations as part of a plea agreement that calls for a $1 million fine, the U.S. Attorney's Office for Montana said. ...

Florida day care worker accused of breaking child's leg

Sep. 29, 2021 14:51 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A worker at a Florida day care center hit a 1-year-old boy and then dropped the child to the floor, causing serious injuries, officials said. Yamirka Menendez, 51, was seen on surveillance video removing the child from a mechanical swing at the Time...

Hundreds of group home workers threaten to strike on Oct. 5

Sep. 21, 2021 12:57 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Hundreds of unionized group home workers in Connecticut are threatening to walk off the job next month if settlements aren't reached on new labor contracts. The New England Health Care Employees Union, District 1199, SEIU, delivered strike notices...

Texas company to pay nearly $3M for Clean Air Act violations

Sep. 15, 2021 13:41 PM EDT

POINT COMFORT, Texas (AP) — A Texas plastics company has agreed to pay nearly $3 million in civil penalties for violating the Clean Air Act, the U.S. Department of Justice announced. Formosa Plastics Corp. also agreed to improve its risk management program at its...