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Jordan vows inquiry into deadly gas release at Red Sea port

Jun. 28, 2022 14:24 PM EDT

AQABA, Jordan (AP) — Jordan on Tuesday promised an investigation into the deadly explosion of a chlorine tank the previous day at the Red Sea port of Aqaba, which killed at least 13 people. A crane loading chlorine tanks onto a ship on Monday dropped one of them, releasing a large...

Toxic gas released in Jordan port kills 13, injures 250

Jun. 27, 2022 15:39 PM EDT

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — A crane loading chlorine tanks onto a ship in Jordan's port of Aqaba on Monday dropped one of them, causing an explosion of toxic yellow smoke that killed at least 13 people and sickened some 250, authorities said. Video carried on state TV showed the moment...

Tokyo warned of power crunch as Japan endures heat wave

Jun. 27, 2022 04:56 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — People in Tokyo are sweating it out as the government warns of possible power shortages and urges greater efforts to conserve energy while Japan endures unseasonably hot temperatures. Weather officials announced the earliest end to the annual summer rainy season since...

Authorities identify man killed in Iowa grain silo collapse

Jun. 24, 2022 16:38 PM EDT

YARMOUTH, Iowa (AP) — The Des Moines County Sheriff's Office on Friday identified a man killed in a grain silo collapse as a 30-year-old resident of the small southeast Iowa city of Winfield. Rickey Ryan Kammerer was killed in the collapse of a silo Tuesday morning at the Agri-way...

Crews find body of man under collapsed Iowa grain silo

Jun. 22, 2022 16:50 PM EDT

YARMOUTH, Iowa (AP) — Crews recovered the body of a man who was buried under piles of grain and debris from a collapsed grain silo in southeastern Iowa on Wednesday. The collapse happened just before 8 a.m. Tuesday at a grain elevator at Yarmouth, officials reported. ...

Dredging company to pay $1M for restoration work oil spill

Jun. 22, 2022 14:01 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A Houston dredging company has been ordered to pay a $1 million fine for an oil spill that occurred when a subcontractor cut through an oil pipeline during barrier island restoration work off Louisiana in 2016. Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company, which...

Drone strike hits Russian refinery near Ukraine

Jun. 22, 2022 07:23 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — A drone strike caused a fire at a refinery in southwestern Russia near the border with Ukraine on Wednesday, but no one was hurt and the blaze was contained quickly, officials said. The fire engulfed industrial equipment at the Novoshakhtinsk oil processing plant in...

Kansas oil refinery to pay $1.6 million for clean air errors

Jun. 21, 2022 16:43 PM EDT

EL DORADO, Kan. (AP) — An oil refinery in El Dorado will pay a $1.6 million penalty for violations of the federal Clean Air Act, which resulted in a fire that killed an employee in 2017, the Environmental Protection Agency announced Tuesday. HollyFrontier El Dorado Refining oil...

Officials: 1 killed, 1 hurt in cave-in inside Virginia mine

Jun. 21, 2022 11:44 AM EDT

RIPPLEMEAD, Va. (AP) — One mine worker was killed and another injured in a cave-in inside a mine in western Virginia on Monday afternoon, officials said. A Giles County emergency services official said the cave-in happened at the Lhoist Chemical Mine Plant in Ripplemead, news...

Two workers die after trench collapses on them in St. Paul

Jun. 19, 2022 12:47 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Two construction workers died after a trench collapsed on top of them in the Highland Park neighborhood of St. Paul, and one of their bodies was found 9 feet underground roughly 12 hours later. St. Paul Deputy Fire Chief Roy Mokosso said firefighters finally...