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This aerial photo taken from video provided by KTRK-TV shows damage to buildings after an explosion in Houston on Friday, Jan. 24, 2020.  A large explosion left rubble scattered in the area, damaged nearby homes and was felt for miles away. A fire continues to burn and people have been told to avoid the area.  (KTRK-TV via AP)

Houston mayor, others help residents after deadly blast

Jan. 26, 2020 5:12 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — Houston’s mayor and others say they will work to provide assistance to residents whose homes were damaged after a massive explosion at a warehouse that killed two workers and injured 20 others. Mayor Sylvester Turner on Saturday walked through the impacted neighborhoods in northwest...

2 workers injured at Bryant-Denny Stadium

Jan. 26, 2020 12:23 PM EST

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Two construction workers, participating in the renovation of Bryant-Denny Stadium at the University of Alabama, were injured Saturday when beams fell on a piece of equipment they were operating. Tuscaloosa Fire Rescue spokeswoman Holly Whigham told news outlets that the workers...

2 killed, 20 injured when warehouse explosion shakes Houston

Jan. 24, 2020 11:18 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — A massive explosion Friday leveled a warehouse in Houston, killing two workers, damaging nearby buildings and homes and rousing frightened residents from their sleep miles away, authorities said. The explosion happened about 4:30 a.m. inside a building at Watson Grinding and Manufacturing,...

FILE - This Oct. 12, 2019, file photo shows damage of a partial collapse at the Hard Rock Hotel under construction in New Orleans. A new tarp was hung at a building collapse site in New Orleans on Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020, to hide the partially exposed remains of a worker who was killed there in October. The body had been exposed after wind blew away another tarp. Pictures of the remains began circulating on social media Tuesday. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)

New tarp covers exposed remains at New Orleans collapse site

Jan. 22, 2020 8:51 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A new tarp was hung at a building collapse site in New Orleans on Wednesday to hide the partially exposed remains of a worker who was killed there in October. The body had been exposed after wind blew away another tarp. Pictures of the remains began circulating on social media Tuesday. ...

Drowning of worker who fell in vat of acid ruled accidental

Jan. 22, 2020 4:42 PM EST

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — The death of a worker who fell into a chemical vat at an Ohio business was an accidental drowning, a coroner ruled Wednesday. Dana Swisher, 60, of Union, fell into the vat at Techmetals Inc. on Tuesday, Montgomery County Coroner Dr. Kent Harshbarger said. District Chief Mike Fasnacht...

Furniture manufacturer contesting workplace violations

Jan. 22, 2020 12:42 PM EST

LISBON, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire furniture manufacturer has contested the violations and penalties issued by the Occupational Safety and Workplace Administration. Design Contempo Inc. has been fined almost $400,000 for safety violations and workplace inspections. According to a willful violation...

Washington state bill proposes stricter crane regulations

Jan. 21, 2020 12:48 PM EST

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Washington state lawmakers are considering more regulations and bigger fines around the disassembly of tower cranes at construction sites. The effort comes in response to an April 2019 crane collapse that killed four people in Seattle, The Seattle Times reported Monday. A state...

New Orleans Mardi Gras parades to avoid collapsed hotel site

Jan. 21, 2020 12:44 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Two major New Orleans Mardi Gras parades will alter their traditional routes to avoid the site of the partially collapsed Hard Rock Hotel that crumpled in October, killing three workers and injuring dozens more. The intersection beside New Orleans’ historic French Quarter where...

Fire at sawmill in Siberian village kills 11

Jan. 21, 2020 3:23 AM EST

Moscow (AP) — A fire at a sawmill in a village in Russia's Siberia killed 11 people and injured two more on Tuesday morning, emergency officials said. One person remains unaccounted-for. Ten victims were identified as Uzbek nationals and one as a Tajik. The fire broke out in a single-story wooden...

Ski resort employee dies after being injured on trail

Jan. 20, 2020 5:43 PM EST

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. (AP) — An employee of a ski resort on the California-Nevada border has died after what the resort called a “serious incident" on a trail. Christopher John Nicholson, 36, of South Lake Tahoe, Calif. was killed on Saturday, KOLO-TV reported. He was injured on the expert trail...